Pasta

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Pasta is made from a mixture of flour and eggs, which is then rolled out with the rolling pin into a large flat circle. This dough is the basis for the majority of the pastas such as cappelletti (filled with meat and cheese) then cooked in capon broth, tortelli (filled with ricotta cheese and parsley) usually served with melted butter and sage, strichetti (bow-ties), and the famous garganelli (hand-made macaroni).

 

The typical sauce used is the delicious ragù (meat sauce) made with either peas or sausage. Passatelli in brodo is a different type of mixture. These small cylinders (made from eggs, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and nutmeg) are passed through a special utensil and cooked in boiling broth for a few minutes.


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