Fresh Mozzarella-Stuffed Caramelle Pasta

Recipe by Snoozlepip
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine salt and flour creating a well in the center. Add the slightly beaten eggs and mix. Mixture should form a stiff dough, but the addition of the water may be necessary.
  • Lightly flour a surface and knead dough for 5 minutes. (I use the dough hook on my KitchenAid mixer to do all of the above.).
  • With a pasta machine or rolling pin, roll the dough 1/8" thickness (very thin, but not too thin to hold the mozzarella.) Cut into 25 small rectangles.
  • Brush each rectangle with melted butter. Place one cube of mozzarella into the center of each rectangle. Fold over the long edges and pinch together.
  • Pinch the ends together close to the mozzarella and give each end a twist. Each mozzarella packet should look like a rolled up taffy. Set aside until all of the pastas are made.
  • Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil.
  • Once the pastas are ready, boil in batches of 5 caramelles until they float back to the surface (about 3-4 minutes.) Remove to a warmed serving bowl. Complete the cooking and finish pasta with some melted butter and garlic sprinkled with Parmesan OR with some marinara and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
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