• Rosangela Atte

Fresh Pasta


I remember waking up on Sundays to the intoxicating aroma of ragu`simmering on the stove, and my sweet nonna rolling fresh pasta to make her amazing lasagna.

The super long kitchen table, that we called the "Last Supper" table because it was so long, was covered in delicate, bright yellow pasta sheets.

She would say: "Rosa`, faj e purpettell pa lasagna ", which is Neapolitan for: "Rosangela, make the little meatballs for the lasagna ." So after having a piece of day old bread with some sugo for breakfast, I would start the tedious task of rolling the mircro meatballs that she would fry, and then add to her Neapolitan lasagna. I can't say I enjoyed it. My nonna had 10 children and 50 plus grandchildren, so when she cooked, she literally cooked for an army. She was such a perfectionist, and if the meatballs were not perfectly spherical! "Guai a te!" "God forbid!" She would make us reroll them 😓 That lasagna was incredible! I like to think that my meatball rolling made it extra special😏But I know that it was all the love and passion she had for cooking that made her food so good. The delicate layers of pasta, the ragu`that simmered hours and hours, the tiny meatballs, the prosciutto cotto and smoked provola, nothing compared to her lasagna ❤

My fondest childhood memories are connected to food, and every time I taste or smell something that reminds me of her, I am filled with a sense of warmth and comfort. I want my children and grandchildren to experience the same feeling, and one way I know how to, is through food❤

In honor of my beautiful nonna Adriana, I want to show you how easy it is to make fresh pasta and make lasting memories with your loved ones❤Buon Appetito Amici❤


I use 75% 00 flour and 25% semolina and 1 large egg per 100g of flour

when making long pasta or sheets.

If I'm making filled pasta, I only use 00 and might add and extra egg, so the dough is more playable.


INGREDIENTS FOR 4-6 PEOPLE

OR A LARGE LASAGNA

🍝300 g 00 flour (I used Favuzzi 00 flour)

🍝100 g semolina, plus more to store pasta

🍝4 large eggs

🍝Water (optional) if dough feels stiff, add a tiny bit of water at a time

Watch how to video here:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CVxxsKIJtCx/?utm_medium=copy_link

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