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Italian Style Veal Cottage Pie

Yudhika is cooking with the fresh flavours of Italy today She starts by preparing a hearty Veal Cottage Pie topped with Parmesan Cheese followed by a Penne with Chicken and Artichoke dish. To finish off the feast a Malva Pudding with a touch of Italian liqueur and a luscious chocolate sauce.



  1. Heat the sunflower oil in an 30cm Gourmet Roaster
  2. Add the bay leaf and fry until fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped onion to the oil and saute until cooked just past translucent.
  4. Stir the chopped carrots into the onion, and saute until they soften.
  5. Next, add the bacon and cook until the fat melts.
  6. Add the garlic and fresh thyme.
  7. Fry the garlic off for about ten seconds, add the chopped veal.
  8. Stir-fry the veal for 2 – 3 minutes on a high heat.
  9. Add the tomatoes, beef stock, red wine and oregano. 
  10. Season with black pepper.
  11. Reduce the heat and simmer until the veal is cooked through – this should take about ten minutes.
  12. The veal should not be cooked down until dry. 

For the topping