Guest September 20, 2014

Homemade Traditional Spaghetti Carbonara
Ok, not everybody has a Pasta Maker. But everyone SHOULD HAVE! Since we invested a whole $25 in our Pasta Maker 1 month ago, we have used it once a week every week since. My personal favourite is Spaghetti, thus the reason I have included it in this recipe. If you don’t have a Pasta Maker (buy one!!), that’s ok too. This recipe works just as well with purchased pasta, you’re just not likely to have as much fun as if you were making your own. Okay. No more about the pasta maker. I promise. As for the Carbonara in this recipe, you will observe there are no onions and no cream. Traditional Italian Carbonara does not include onions or cream. So for this meal, neither do we.

Preparation Time: 1 hour (for the Homemade Pasta), otherwise, no prep.
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Ingredients (Serves 4):
Homemade Pasta:
300g All Purpose Flour
3 Eggs
Carbonara:
150g Pancetta
100g Shredded Parmesan
3 Eggs
Olive Oil

Method:
Homemade Pasta
Mix the flour and 3 eggs in a large mixing bowl with your hands into a dough. Roll out the dough until it is a little bit thicker than your preferred end result for your spaghetti. Cut the dough as frequently as you need so that you are only putting relatively narrow strips into the pasta maker at one time. Have fun making your pasta. When you have all the spaghetti cut, lay it on a chopping board, mix with some more flour and then leave to dry at room temperature for approximately one hour.
Cooking:
Bring a big saucepan of water to the boil and when it is ready, drop in your spaghetti. Take care not to let your pasta stick to the base of the pot. Stir frequently.

Whilst the pasta is cooking, cook off the pancetta in olive oil in a hot pan.

Whisk 2 eggs plus one extra egg yolk along with half the parmesan in a bowl.
Once the spaghetti is cooked al dente, drain it of water and bring to the frying pan of pancetta. Cut the gas to the frying pan. Mix the spaghetti and pancetta with each other and then add the egg and parmesan (the carbonara sauce). Continue to mix together for approximately thirty seconds and then serve, sprinkling the rest of the parmesan over the plate.

Bon Appetit! Or rather, Buon Appetito!!