Sunday, February 6, 2011
I came across an article for cupcake Lasagna being the latest fad in the cupcake series that is sweeping across the US. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576120453548957890.html
As luck would have it, I had nothing but a jar of Pasta Sauce, shredded pizza cheese, a zucchini & a pack of wonton wrappers. and yes an aluminum muffin tray, one of those disposable ones from the dollar store.
"@ this point, I leave you to imagine a cacophony of clanging & clattering sounds in your head"
40 minutes and one disposable muffin tin later, what turned out from the oven was an extremely pleasant & tasty surprise. This dish is definitely one of my 1st try successes & being so easy to make, it's a great dish to serve to kids and have them make it themselves!
You need: ( Makes 6 cupcake sized portions)
12 Wonton Wrappers from the Oriental store.
1/2 cup grated Indian Paneer cheese (works as a great ricotta substitute with less Salt)
1/2 cup grated Mozzarella
Italian Herb seasoning to taste
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F
Spoon 1 table spoon of Sauce into each cup (This ensures that the bottom layer of wonton wrapper does not dry out & become crusty)
Make 2 small, diametrically opposite slits in 6 of the wonton wrappers and place them into the muffin tins as shown
Place a layer of thinly sliced zucchini ( Using a vegetable peeler works best)
cover with a layer of Pasta Sauce followed a layer of grated Paneer
Using a biscuit cutter or a pair of kitchen scissors cut out circles of about 2 Inch diameter with the remaining wonton wrappers. Place a circle of the dough into each cup.
Top off with Mozzarella cheese or a ready made Pizza cheese blend.
Bake in a 350 F oven for ~ 20-25 minutes till the Mozarella cheese on top is bubbly & beginning to brown.
Remove from oven & serve warm with a salad & toasted Garlic bread.
As they say in Italian 'Mangia'! Bon appetit!