RIcetta Orecchiette fatte in casaFriday, February 17, 2012
sono nuvole sospese
gonfie di sottointesi
che accendono negli occhi infinite attese
sono gocce preziose indimenticate
a lungo spasimate poi centellinate
sono frecce infuocate che il vento e la fortuna sanno indirizzare
Ingredienti per 4 persone
- 400 gr. semola rimacinata di grano duro
- acqua necessaria (circa un bicchiere)
- pizzico di sale
- coltello con punta tonda
- 400 gr. of semola flour
- 1 dl. of water
- a pinch of salt
- 1 knife
Put the flour in a mixing bowl with the salt and make the classic volcano shape with a hole in the center and pour in the lukewarm water.
Work it for at least ten minutes until, the bubbles will be formed inside the mixture. Continue to knead for another 5 minutes until the dough is firm and smooth.
Begin to knead a piece of dough at a time remembering to cover the rest with a damp cloth to prevent it to dry.
Take a piece of dough, roll it to obtain a cylinder of the thickness of a ballpoint pen and cut it into pieces of about 1 centimeter long.
With the rounded tip of a knife, drag each piece of dough on a work surface so that the dough is taking the shape of a curved shell.
At this point, when each shell is resting on the tip of the finger, roll it over the tip of your thumb and you should get your orecchiette!