This is pure comfort food. You know those dishes that remind you of your childhood? Well, this is definitely mine.
As readers of my blog already know, I lived in Germany until I was 9. I spent most of my childhood at our restaurant located in central Frankfurt. Each time my Dad would ask what my brother and I wanted to eat, we would 99% of the time reply with ‘Yellow Pasta Please’.
Yellow Pasta wasn’t on the official menu. The chef’s used the yellow sauce prepared for a grown up dish and added it to some penne – a perfect child friendly lunch.
In 2010 I spent a month back in Frankfurt visiting my Dad. Asking for Yellow Pasta as an adult instantly took me back to being 9 and put a huge smile on my face.
The silky, rich sauce won’t disappoint you if you’re in need of a cheesy hit. And it’s super fast to make! Comfort food at it’s best.
Ingredients Serves 4 (or two greedy Italians with some leftovers for lunch)
300ml Single cream
A large pinch of saffron (powdered if you can find it)
A pinch of turmeric
- Put a saucepan on a low heat. Pour the cream into the saucepan and crumble the gorgonzola into it. Slowly let the cheese melt on a low heat.
- While the cheese is melting you can put your pasta on to boil.
- Add the saffron and turmeric into the cream and stir to release the colour.
- Once the pasta has cooked, drain and add to the cream sauce. Serve immediately.
NB: In the UK it seems impossible to find the powered saffron that is used in Europe. I add a pinch of turmeric to get more of a yellow colour without impairing the taste.