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What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?

Just prepare the lasagna in advance as you normally would the day before the event. Refrigerate. Bring the dish to the friends house and bake as you normally would. Lasagna is fairly sturdy. It ...
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What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?

Lasagne is one of the dishes that taste even better when it is a day old, you can make/ bake it the day before and reheat it at your friend's place. After baking, just let it cool down, put to the ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

Because the other answers feel awfully prescriptivist to me, and I hate prescriptivist cooking, let me give a definitive Yes. You can absolutely substitute a sherry (fortified wine) for red wine in ...
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What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?

My family makes lasagna every year for Christmas Eve, and my mom makes it multiple days in advance and keeps it in the fridge, then reheats it on the day of. It’s slightly different than the one that ...
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What would be the best way of preparing lasagne in advance?

We have a Delia Smith recipe that says to prepare it 6 hours in advance to let the dried pasta get softer. I can't imagine longer would be a problem. We always assemble it warm or as you say it doesn'...
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Is my friend's oven broken?

I suspect that the oven was only being heated from a top element, either because it was malfunctioning or because you selected the wrong icon on an unfamiliar dial. That would explain the severely ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

It depends how sweet your locally made fortified wine is. Many sherries are too sweet to substitute 1:1 where wine is needed, but not all. Even a sweet one might be usable, in smaller quantities with ...
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Cooking lasagna in a circle dutch oven?

I doubt the shape of the dish makes that much difference, assuming that you adjust for the difference in area - if you'll be piling a recipe that's designed for a large shallow rectangular pan into a ...
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Should freshly made egg-free lasagna sheets be dried before use?

It is not necessary to dry pasta (egg or water based) before cooking. That should not have impacted the texture issue. Water based pastas are typically made with semolina and/or durum flours. The ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

Sorry, gonna throw a whole lot of unsubstantiated opinion in here Of course there is no absolute ragu/bolognese recipe, every family has their own, but… Put the apera in, it won't hurt, but for all ...
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Can you replace red wine with apera/sherry in a ragout sauce for lasagne?

The goal is that there are flavors that are alcohol soluble, so other alcohols will work, they will just give other flavors to the sauce. In smaller amounts, it shouldn’t be too significant. As you ...
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