For our carbonara we finely
chopped a red onion, a couple of garlic cloves, some chestnut
mushrooms and lean bacon rashers. We made some of our homemade
pasta into tagliatelle. In a little oil we fried off the garlic.
We then softened the onions in the pan before adding the bacon
and then the mushrooms.
We let the mixture saute for a few minutes. Meanwhile we cooked
our pasta in salted boiling water for 5 minutes.
In a bowl we mixed 3 eggs with some cream and whisked until combined
We added a generous helping of black pepper. We put the cooked
pasta (still warm into the pan with the bacon and mushrooms.
We turned off the heat under the pan and added our eggs and cream.
We mixed it well until the eggs had cooked from the heat of the
pasta (being careful not to make scrambled eggs!). We served it
with some garlic bread and more black pepper and some chopped