Pronounced "cress pell eh"

2 bunches asparagus
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 cup whipping cream
2 cups homo milk
2 lbs goat cheese (Oops did I mention this was expensive)
1/4 cup chopped chives
12 fresh sheets of lasagna
lots fresh grated parmesan cheese (OK . . . very expensive)
grated rind of 2 lemons
fresh ground pepper
sea salt
  • preheat oven to 450
  • brush asparagus tips (top 3 inches of a spear) with olive oil
  • lightly dust with fresh ground sea salt
  • place on cookie sheet and roast near top of oven for 8 minutes
  • set aside
  • in a large pot on medium heat
  • melt butter and add flour
  • cook 1 minute
  • and whipping cream and homo milk
  • raise heat to med/high and whisk to boil
  • reduce heat too low and simmer 5 minutes
  • fold in goat cheese
  • add grated rind of 2 lemons and chopped chives
  • season generously with fresh ground pepper
  • grease 2 rectangular cake pans generously with butter
  • take an individual fresh (packaged) lasagna sheet and lay it out on wax paper (long side from left to right)
  • pour serving spoon of sauce across middle from side to side (longways)
  • lay 5 asparagus tips (upright) at right side of sheet ... intersecting the sauce
  • pour one heaping tablespoon of parmesan on top of asparagus
  • fold (roughly 1 1/2 inch folds) lasagna sheet from right to left ... slowly so the sauce gets gentle pressed to the top and bottom .... you should have to fold it over about 3 times
  • lay it snuggly in cake pan with open side down and away from side-end of pan
  • repeat until pan is full . . . 6 Crespelle to a pan
  • repeat with other buttered pan
  • pour remaining sauce evenly over the two pans . . . brush if necessary
  • cover tightly with aluminum foil
  • refrigerate and/or bake for 30 minutes at 350 . . . check - if not bubbling and hot through then bake another 5 minutes (Note: if pans come straight out of the refrigerator then it'll take 35 minutes and you may still have to add another 5)
  • Dust with parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper and serve