Homemade Cavatelli In 3 Easy Steps
Learn how to make delicious cavatelli pasta at home in 3 simple steps.
all purpose flour + more for dusting
(reground semolina flour)
+ 2 more tbsp if needed
extra virgin olive oil
Measure and sieve both flours and mound it on your kitchen worktop (preferably wooden).
Using your hands, scoop out the center of your mound. Add water and extra virgin olive oil in the center.
First with a fork then with your hands start to pull in flour to combine ingredients and form the dough.
Knead for a 5-10 minutes until soft and smooth. Cover with a plastic wrap or a linen towel tucking the edges. Let rest for 10-15 minutes on the counter top to let the dough gain elasticity.
Shaping Cavatelli By Hand
Using a dough scraper cut off a piece from the dough ball.
Roll it into a rope a bit more than ⅓ inch in diameter.
Dust the work surface and the dough with some flour.
Cut the rope into ⅓ inch “pillows”.
Using your index and middle finger press on the “pillow” curling it towards you.
If the dough pieces start to stick to your finger, dust cavatelli with some more flour.
Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
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