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Homemade Cavatelli with Semolina Dough

Homemade Cavatelli is a beautiful and delicious pasta that is really SO EASY to make! Just two ingredients, semolina flour and water, is all you need to start making your own fresh pasta. Homemade pasta right at your fingertips.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3
Cost 15

Equipment

Instructions

  • Cut a small piece of the dough and begin rolling it with both hands to create a long rope, about as thick as your finger.
    Rolling homemade cavatelli dough
  • Using your chopper/scraper or a knife, begin cutting the rope into 1" (or so) pieces. They will look like little pillows.
    Cutting small pieces of pasta dough
  • Take a 1" pillow, and using either a knife tip, your pointer/middle finger, or your thumb, apply a little pressure to the pillow and begin pulling the dough back towards you until it fully turns over.
    Making cavatelli with you finger
  • Remove your knife/finger slowly.
    Making cavatelli with your finger
  • You can also use a gnocchi board to make your cavatelli.  Either lay it flat or hold it upright and apply the same techniques as in the instructions above.  If you hold it upright, the cavatelli should fall to the surface when done correctly.
    Using a gnocchi board to make homemade cavatelli

Notes

You can also use a Gnocchi board to make your cavatelli.  Either lay it flat or hold it upright and apply the same techniques as in the instructions above.  If you hold it upright, the cavatelli should fall to the surface when done correctly.