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locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:01:47

Looking for a food topic to post on and couldn't find it

I have an emergency lasagne question. I have a gas oven, and every single time I make lasagne the cheese doesn't melt nicely and brown. Instead you can see the shredded cheese individually and oil on top, I guess thts the fat released from the cheese.

I've tried covering with foil and then uncover towards the end of cooking.

Cooked without the foil. And still the same result!

I don't have this issue when I make it at my moms in her electric oven.

I preheat the oven, I don't open the door whilst it's cooking

Any one help me out please? Got a lasagne that needs to go in the oven in a little while

Dementedswan Thu 21-May-20 18:03:12

What kind of cheese are you using?

Winnipegdreamer Thu 21-May-20 18:05:16

We’ve sometimes scrunched up a packet of crisps and put them on top with the cheese, usually cheese an onion or whatever is left. It works well! Are you putting it in the oven just after you’ve put it all together or are you putting it in later in the day?

Roussette Thu 21-May-20 18:06:08

Wrong type of cheese!

If it's cheddar, you need an expensive famhouse tasty one. I bought some of this for a quiche and it was yummy. Then made a toasted sandwich next day and the cheese was just so much better than bog standard cheddar!

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:06:34

Am using cathedral cheese block that I've grated. I've put the lasagne together, and will be putting in the oven in the next half an hour

dementedpixie Thu 21-May-20 18:07:09

Do you have a grill you could stick it under to brown once cooked?

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:08:03

I don't have problem with cheese melting when I make anything else just lasagne

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:09:18

@dementedpixie that's exactly what I do but I hate that I have to do that

Roselilly36 Thu 21-May-20 18:10:19

DH makes a mean Lasagne, do you put the white sauce on the top and then the cheese? DH’s is always lovely and brown on the top, he uses Cathedral City too.

Lucked Thu 21-May-20 18:11:30

Do you have white sauce under the cheese ?

Apolloanddaphne Thu 21-May-20 18:11:57

I don't put any cheese at all on mine and it is always lovely and brown.

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:12:30

@Roselilly36 yes I put the white sauce and then the cheese on top

SillyBub Thu 21-May-20 18:14:07

@locomoco19 How long are you cooking it for and on what gas mark? I have a rubbish gas oven but never have this problem with lasagne. Just about to pop one in the oven actually!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Thu 21-May-20 18:14:39

We’ve sometimes scrunched up a packet of crisps and put them on top with the cheese, usually cheese an onion or whatever is left.

shockshock I am praying for your soul but fear it's too late for that. Would you pm me your address so I can come and burn you at the stake?

Knittedfairies Thu 21-May-20 18:14:46

What temperature do you have the oven?

Sammy867 Thu 21-May-20 18:14:57

I always do my lasagne in the slow cooker. Brown the mince, drain and layer. It tastes amazing and is never oily at all. We sometimes use sausage meat instead of mince and that is even better, with no oil at all, and tastes very similar to when we were touring around Italy.

HappyintheHills Thu 21-May-20 18:15:48

What’s the oven set at and how long will it be in there?

ruthieness Thu 21-May-20 18:16:31

my lasagne tips are to put small amount of melted butter in the base and then a layer of pasta so it comes out "clean"!
then a dollop of pesto on each portion on top!! halfway through cooking
red pesto for meat lasagne and green for vegetarian!

TiptopJ Thu 21-May-20 18:18:24

I have a gas cooker and I cant say I've ever had this problem and I use the cheap supermarket own cheddar. What gas mark are you using? Is it near the top of the oven? Other than that put it under the grill for the last 5 minutes

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:18:33

Oh I've cooked lasagne in so many different temperatures each time, today I've got it at gas mark 7 and just placed it in now, should I reduce? I've cooked it at gas mark 5, 4 and 6 in the past. And usually it's in for 40-50mins

DramaAlpaca Thu 21-May-20 18:18:53

The only cheese in a lasagne should be parmesan grated over the top. Unlike cheddar it goes crispy and never greasy.

CuriousaboutSamphire Thu 21-May-20 18:19:17

Sorry for shouting but

TURN THE HEAT DOWN when you melt the cheese.

Too much heat just makes the fat separate, more so on stronger cheddar.

TiptopJ Thu 21-May-20 18:20:18

I always use gas mark 6 for 40-50 minutes

locomoco19 Thu 21-May-20 18:20:38

I place the tray in the middle shelf of the oven

Queenie8 Thu 21-May-20 18:21:31

I make the bechemal sauce, add some cheese, then add a sprinkle of cheese ten mis before the end of cooking.

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