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Farfalle with Cream and Parmesan

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Serves: 4
Ingredients:
450g /1lb dried farfalle
25g / 1oz unsalted butter
350g / 12 oz petits pois
200ml / 7 fl oz double cream
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
salt and pepper
fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs, to garnish
55g / 2 oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
crusty bread, to serve
Method:

Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta, return to the boil and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until tender but still firm to the bite, then drain thoroughly.

Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the petits-pais and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add 150ml / 5 fl oz of the cream and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened.

Add the drained pasta to the cream mixture. Place the saucepan over a low heat and toss until the farfalle are thoroughly coated. Season to taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper, then add the remaining 4 tablespoons cream and the grated Parmesan cheese. Toss again and transfer to individual serving bowls. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve immediately with extra Parmesan cheese for sprinkling and crusty bread.


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