- Put the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the middle
- Add the eggs, oil and salt and mix in with the flour, first with a fork, then with your hands
- Add the espresso a little at a time, kneading consistently until it comes together to an elastic dough. Add water if there is no coffee left, of it the coffee flavour is too strong.
- Roll out the dough very thinly, using some flour on the work surface to stop it sticking, and leave for a few minutes, then roll loosely and cut the dough into strips (as wide as you like)
- Boil the strips in plenty of water with a pinch of salt and while you wait for them to cook, prepare the sauce
- Melt the butter over a low heat and slowly add the cream to thicken into a sauce
- Add salt, freshly ground pepper and your favourite cheese to taste
- Once you have drained the tagliatelle, toss with the sauce and serve with a sprinkling of chives.
Whether you are looking to experiment with new recipes, serve something different to your guests at a dinner party, or make a fun and different mid-week meal, coffee tagliatelle is a wonderful choice.
Serve this unusual gourmet pasta with a creamy white sauce and flavor with parmesan cheese for a subtly rich taste. The trick to preparing excellent coffee pasta is using good quality espresso: create a strong, thick brew using an automatic espresso machine to flavor your pasta and control the strength of the coffee, or use a drip coffee maker for a milder, more delicate flavor.