Coffee tagliatelle


  • 250g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 small, cups of espresso coffee
  • Single cream (suitable for cooking) 250g
  • 50g butter
  • Small handful of chopped chives
  • Water as needed


  1. Put the flour onto the worktop and make a well in the middle
  2. Add the eggs, oil and salt and mix in with the flour, first with a fork, then with your hands
  3. Add the coffee a little at a time
  4. Add water if needed to make an elastic dough. Roll out the dough very thinly, using some flour on the 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)
  5. Boil the strips in plenty of water with a pinch of salt and while you wait for them to cook, prepare the sauce
  6. Slowly melt the butter and add the cream to thicken the sauce
  7. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  8. Once you have drained the tagliatelle toss with the sauce and serve with a sprinkling of chives.