A dinner easy to prepare – Penne quatro formaggi
For example, Penne Pasta Quatro Formaggi = 4 kinds of cheese or macaroni and cheese (that’s kindda’ok) but … Hot Dog? Examples may vary!
The same thing happens if we try to translate the mother language into other languages.
What do you think it sounds „Homemade pasta with four sorts of cheese” or ” Penne aux quatre fromages „?
Therefore, it is better to let the Italian keep what belongs to the Italian. Penne quatro formaggi!
This is the recipe we propose you for today. We will not say anything new in all that has been said so far about this recipe, just bring it to your attention
It’s something easy to prepare and very tasty.
You need the following ingredients:
• A package of pasta (if you don’ have Penne, you can use successfully Tagliatele)
• A cube of Emmenthal• A cube of Brie• A cube of Gorgonzola• grated Parmesan• 1 sprig of parsley
• A glass of milk or heavy cream (Warning!! NOT whipped cream)
• 1 tablespoon of flour
• 1 small cube of butter
• black pepper
What is important when preparing pasta preparation is to observe boiling time on the packaging. If it says 5 minutes, then 5 minutes to cook. Aldente!
Therefore, in a large pot we put to boil app. 4 liters of water with salt and very little oil. Salt prevent pasta sticking together.
Do not forget to follow cooking time!
Then remove them and leave them in a colander to drain.
You have to crumble the Emmenthal cubes, Brie and Gorgonzola by hand or with a fork.In a Teflon pan or skillet with high edges and double bottom we melt butter over low heat. Then add the flour stirring continuously so preventing lumps forming. Leaving the heat quickly, butter will burn and food will not taste very nice.
This process happens very quickly, so you have to move fast and have all the ingredients on hand.
OK? So, the butter melted, put flour, pour milk, mix everything well. Then we add previously shredded cheese cubes and half the grated Parmesan (the rest of parmesan we keep for garnishing).
Leave them on the stove to melt all the cheese, turning into a creamy sauce.
Add nutmeg. How much? A pinch!
Now you have 2 options to serve.
Baked or not.
If you do not want them baked….. Once cheese is melted and added nutmeg, we put the drained pasta into the pan. Leave them on the stove a few minutes, then put them on the plate garnishing them with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley and ….. READY!
Turn oven to a temperature of 200 degrees, grease a baking tray with a little oil, put water drained pasta, add sauce and parsley, sprinkle with Parmesan, put a little pepper and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes till it gratins.
PS Hoping that you liked our presentation, we invite you to Hotel Alpin’s restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious plate of Penne Quarto Formaggi with a glass of red wine.