This pasta dish is
250g pasta (any type)
12 rashers of smoked streaky bacon or pancetta
4 peeled garlic cloves thinly sliced
400ml creme fraiche
200 ml of vegetable stock
salt and pepper
large handful of frozen peas
1.First of all, cut the bacon into pieces (or make it easy and just buy the pancetta) and fry with the garlic until they start to crisp.
3. Next, put the drained pasta in a mixing bowl with the creme fraiche, the vegetable stock ,the bacon and garlic and season with salt and pepper. I sometimes add a little milk as well at this point.
4. Toss everything together, then add to a baking dish and scatter the surface with a good handful of grated parmesan and bake at 180 for about 30 minutes till the surface is lightly golden.
5. Serve with a green salad....although of course this will be eyed with suspicion and inevitably rejected if you live in our house.
I should also mention that this serves four so I just double the amounts for my greedy lot AND it freezes pretty well too. Hope you like it- and do let me know how it goes down in your house if you give it a whirl.
Later lovelies xxx