Vincisgrassi is a speciality of the Marche region of Italy, in particular of Macerata. The story goes that it was named after an Austrian general Windisch Graetz, who was with his troops in Ancona in 1799 during the Napoleonic war. Actually
Make a dough from the pasta ingredients, knead well and roll through a pasta machine as you would for lasagne. Gut the pasta lengths into squares approximately
Butter a gratin dish and cover the bottom with a layer of pasta, then spread over a layer of béchamel, dot with butter and sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese. Continue the process making layer after layer, finishing with a béchamel layer and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
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