For lovers of lemon, this pasta recipe may be a new favourite. Black Cow’s Pure Milk Vodka takes the tartness away from the lemon, for a smooth creamy flavour.
4 Clarence Court Old Cotswold Legbar eggs
400g Tipo 00 pasta flour
1 tablespoon salt
4 large lemons
65ml Black Cow vodka
250ml heavy cream
1 teaspoon pepper
65g parsley, chopped
150g parmesan cheese
If using a food processor, crack in the eggs and tip in the pasta flour. Pulse a few times until it comes together like thick breadcrumbs. If it’s looking quite dry add a tiny splash of water or olive oil and pulse a couple more times. Tip the dough out on a clean work surface and knead well for a few minutes until it feels springy and quite firm. Shape the dough into a disc and wrap in cling film and then place in the fridge to rest for around an hour.
If you’re making the dough by hand, make a mound of flour on a clean work surface and then make a well in the flour. Crack the eggs into the middle and use a dinner knife to incorporate the flour gently into the centre and whisk it into the eggs. Continue mixing in the flour and then use your hands to combine everything together and form a rough dough. If it’s feeling a little dry just sprinkle over a little water or olive oil and start kneading. Knead well for a few minutes until the dough feels springy and quite firm. Shape into a disc and wrap in cling film, and then place in the fridge to rest for around an hour.
The dough is now ready for you to roll and shape as you prefer.
In a large pot, bring water mixed with the salt to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 4-6 minutes.
Grate the rind of one lemon, then squeeze all the lemons and reserve their juices.
In a medium saucepan, heat the Black Cow vodka and heavy cream until a thick mixture is formed. Add the lemon rind and juice to the cream mixture and stir well. Next, add the pepper, parsley, and parmesan cheese.
Heat the mixture for 1 minute then remove it from heat. Next, drain the pasta and place it in a large pasta bowl.
Pour the creamy mixture over the pasta and toss well. Serve it alongside some extra parmesan cheese. Enjoy!