Friday, November 27, 2015

Annual Pasta Making Day

Today was the annual Pasta Making Day for my family.
We drove out to Marietta, CA, to my Aunt's house, and with her help, made "cappellette."  Ok, I have no idea how to spell it.  My Italian grandmother, Noni, said that the translation was "little hat."
These look a bit like tortellini, but are folded a bit differently and are supposed to look like a type of peasant hat.
We mixed the dough, then kneaded it and rolled it in the pasta maker.
After it was thin enough, we cut it into squares with a rotary cutter, then dotted each square with filling.
Aunt Janet had pre-made the filling so I don't know the exact recipe. 
She said it is a mixture of ricotta cheese, sausage, sweet potato, and parmesan.

Even my mom joined in the folding and sealing of the "little hats."
The women of the family did the work, passing the skills to the next generation.

The "men" mostly played with the kids, and hung out in the kitchen waiting for the finished product.

When we were finished, we cooked the pasta and served it with chicken broth and more freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Delicious!

shaping the planet with home made pasta.

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