marți, 27 martie 2012

Tagliatelle alla Carbonara

Welcome to my world , as in pasta world ...  the place where you'll find the most delicious pasta recipes and experience each and every one of them through my guiding . At the end of this post one of my biggest achievments besides giving you a good recipe would be , turning you into a pasta freak as i am  (:D) .
  My teacher from the university i study in asked me once  what am i cookin' , and i said pasta , and he seemed quite interested and asked what kind of pasta and i answered '' Tagliatelle alla Carbonara '' . He was like ''Omg that's my favorite '' and who can blame him it's a good dish . Lovely , smooth and quite fancy ... this dish used to be also the worker's dish in Italy . The workers used to receive carbonara as a meal ( quite fancy ) , but of course throughout the time carbonara was modiffied like pizza and it became an elegant and amazing meal , quite rare persons who would not accept a plate of Carbonara , since even the smell can attract you .
   There are many ways to serve Carbonara , but the most common is with spaghetti or tagliatelle . I love both ways but my favorite one is with tagliatelle since it captures more of the sauce and bacon and it makes it more lovely , but that's me some prefer spaghetti ... but either way carbonara is amazing .
    So guys let's start this amazing recipe and first of all you need the recepy for an amazing pasta dough .... of course you can use dry pasta but it's way more delicious and amazing using fresh pasta , but if you don't have time just use dry pasta from the supermarket .
     Here are the ingredients for the dough :
              - 2 whole eggs and 3 egg yolks
              - salt
              - 450 g of white flour
    Here are the ingredients for the sauce :
                - 200 g of bacon ( tell the butcher to slice it thinly for you )
                - 65 g of parmezan
                - 2 egg yolks
                - 200 ml of creme
                - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
                - black pepper

   First off let's start makin' the pasta dough . pour on a table the 450 g of flour and make a hole in the center it should look like a well . crak the eggs and the yolks in the center , add a pinch of salt and with a fork start whisking them as you add a bit of the flour from the sides of the well just be carefull not to break the well until the eggs and the yolks absorbed some of the flour so they strenghten a bit . After a while , break the well and keep needling the dough untill it absorbes enough of the flour so it won't be too sticky and not too hard . When it reaches a yellowy colour it's ready . Get a plastic papper , fold the dough and put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes .
  After 20 minutes have passed get the dough out of the fridge , cut it in half and start streching it with a pasta machine or if you don't have a pasta machine use a rolling pin like or a bottle .Stretch the dough untill you can see through it a bit like so :
After you've reached this point , dust it with a bit of flour and fold it in half like so :

then keep folding it in half untill you've reached this shape :
    then with a knife start cutting like so to the end :
       After this shake the pasta a bit so they won't stick togheter , use a bit of flour if they feel a bit sticky
      Do this with the other half of the dough .  So this is your home made tagliatelle , they look amazing and it's quite fun making fresh pasta , i just love doing it , it's kinda relaxing :D
       Next step is making the sauce . In a bowl sepparate egg yolks from the egg whites and add only the egg yolks . Then add 200 ml of cream ( Grana Cucina  , you can find it in the supermarket ) , and 65 g of parmezan and mix them untill they form some sort of cream . Then get the 200 g of bacon and cut it julienne style , which means sideways ( google julienne ) . Add in a hot pan 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and the sliced bacon .keep styring them untill they get a golden colour. In the meantime get a pot with cold water , add a bit of salt to it and bring it to the boil. When it boils place the pasta in it and let them boil for about 3 minutes since it's fresh. If you're using dry pasta you need to let it boil more  . When the bacon is ready add them to the mixture with the yolks , cream and parmezan .
   Finally add the pasta to the mixture and fold them in . Serve them on a hot plate and grate a bit of parmezan on top , add a bit of olive oil and sprinkle some fresh black pepper , and you should be done :D .
   Here's youre carbonara :

  An amazing , delicious recipe fit for any person , any time , any day . I just love it .
  So guys try this recipe and  subscribe me or e-mail if you got any other questions . I'll just got attend to my lovely pasta while they're hot :D .
                                                                                   Bon Appetit fellas !                                                                                    

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