Close

Blog

Chef Louis’ Pasta with Morel Cream Sauce

Food & Drink (& recipes!)

Straight from kitchen of the Ebell of Los Angeles comes Chef Louis’ recipe for homemade pasta topped with a savory smooth mushroom cream sauce that has had all of us clamoring for second helpings.

Chef Louis’ Pasta with Morel Cream Sauce

Fresh pasta dough:

  • 10 oz all purpose flour (2.5 cups)
  • 8 oz semolina flour (1-3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 6 egg yolks

Blend flours, eggs, yolks, salt and olive oil in a food processor until mixture just begins to form a ball, adding more oil, drop by drop, if dough is too dry (dough should be firm but not sticky.) Process dough for 15 seconds more.  Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough into three parts, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for one hour before rolling and cutting or placing in pasta machine. 

Morel Cream Sauce for fresh pasta:

  • 10 dried morel mushrooms (soak in 2 cups of hot water for 30 minutes, save liquid)
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups mushroom soaking liquid
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup cognac

Saute chopped shallots in butter. When they are soft, add the cognac and reduce until pan in very nearly dry.  Add 2 cups of mushroom soaking liquid and the mushrooms, cooking until they are reduced by half.  Add cream and continue cooking until reduced by half.

(Serves 6)

Chef Ron’s Valentine Dinner Menu

What could be better than cooking a beautiful meal for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Chef Ron is sharing his menu for his sumptuous Grilled Lamb Chops with Charred Radicchio and Oregano Chimichurri Sauce. This dish was recently served at …

Read more

Ebell Scholar, now Member and Club Photographer, Julie Hopkins

I believe that when we focus on building strength from acquired experiences, we often live a very fulfilling life no matter how different our final goal is from that which we originally perceived it should be.  – Julie Hopkins Every …

Read more

Happy Anniversary, Violet & Deepak

“I knew it from the moment that we met, no doubt in my mind where you belong…” Happy Anniversary, Violet & Deepak. Wishing you continued love, laughter and happiness on your first anniversary and for many years to come… Videography Air …

Read more