Pasta

Cavatelli

PASTA

As with so many of our recipes I am re-posting this in the “recipe” format for you.  If you haven’t tried these yet maybe now is the time!!

Today we are making cavatelli’s. These are small pasta shells that have been referred to as “miniature hot dog buns” (Wikipedia definition). The word cavatelli means “little hollows”.   This pasta is made with ricotta cheese and is an almost dumpling like consistency.

Roger’s been at it again…

 

Roger has come up with a “hybrid” cavatelli. Some recipes use ricotta cheese, some do not. For our recipe we are using ricotta and some eggs as well. It is an easy recipe to make but requires a bit of time. I know you will love the end result!

I am including a few more pictures here so you can see the process…Please let us know if you give them a try and send us some pictures!!

We used our special “liquid gold” sauce for these, but our Roasted Tomato Sauce would be another delicious one to try!  And it is so easy you can pop tomatoes in the oven to roast while you are making the pasta and then put in the food processor while the pasta is cooking and voila, dinner is served! If you want some meat with it, you can have some meatballs or sausage ready to go.  Salad and Bread always the perfect sides!

 

I have included a few links here for some of the kitchen equipment we use when we make these.  We love our “dough scraper”, pictured below.

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OXO Good Grips Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper

Cuisinart 77-412 Chef’s Classic Stainless 4-Piece 12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set

 

 

 

  • My mouth is watering looking at this picture. We used our “liquid gold” for this pasta. This was the liquid from our tomatoes after we ran them through the mill when we were making our tomato sauce in the summer. We then took all that liquid and boiled it down for hours and what we were left with is what we now call liquid gold, a thick deep tomato flavored sauce.

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Cavatelli
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients.
  2. When they have come together, put out on a floured surface and knead for a minute or two until it all comes together in a ball.
  3. With a knife or dough slicer, slice off a portion of dough and roll out into a long rope shape.
  4. Cut cavatelli's into 1 inch pieces and then roll with your finger.
  5. Lay them out on a piece of lightly floured parchment paper.
  6. Have a stockpot of water salted and boiling ready to go.
  7. Boil 3-5 minutes until cavatelli begin to float on top if the water.
  8. Serve with the sauce of your choosing.
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