Thursday, May 29, 2014

Homemade Orecchiette

I've been making fresh long pasta (spaghetti, tagliatelle and lasagna sheets) for a long time, but I only recently started making my own short pasta. How fun!!

A few weeks ago, I tried my hand at Orecchiette. Those short pasta are amazing for salads and I just love them with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in a Caprese salad.

I had mine alla primavera (recipe coming soon) and here's how I made them!

- fresh pasta dough (click here for a semolina dough recipe, or here for a kale pasta dough recipe)
Note: I used my homemade kale pasta dough recipe because I had some frozen on hand but it was a little too soft and in retrospect I would recommend using a semolina recipe for a firmer dough.

- shape the dough into slim logs (about, 1/2 inch in diameter), wrap in film and let rest in the freezer for about 20 minutes until very firm

- slice the logs into 1/8 to 1/16 inch thick "coins"

- press the discs between your thumb and index or middle finger and twist, just like you would if you were snapping your fingers together

- dregde in flour as you go and until ready to use in your favorite recipe (click here for a pasta alla primavera recipe)


  1. Des pâtes faites maison , c'est extra !
    Je n'en ai pas fait depuis des années !

    1. Ravie qu'elles te plaisent! :) La recette des primavera est a suivre! bises la miss!

  2. ❤ Magnifique ce que tu as fait Poupette !!!! hum ! ça donne très envie ! miam miam !

    Merci pour ce partage et BISES d'Asie !

    Bon 1er jour du mois de juin !!!!

    1. ah merci merci!!! je te vois souvent commenter sur le blog de Lou :) Bienvenue chez Poupette!! Chez moi c'est encore le 31 pour quelques heures ;) bon 1er juin a toi egalement!