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Handmade Cavetelli and Calabrese Sausage

Homemade Cavatelli and Bulk Calabrese Sausage
Chewy, satisfying Cavatelli is easy to make and is a family fun Sunday project. 
It is delicious with the crumbled Calabrese sausage (recipe below) and broccoli rabe or broccoli with olive oil and garlic but is also delish with a light tomato sauce or just butter and cheese. 

Make a double and freeze some for a quick weeknight dinner
INGREDIENTS 1 cup plus semolina flour (plus more for dusting the pan) 3/4 cup all-purpose flour Pinch  of salt about 1/2 cup of water


METHOD Mix together flours and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer using a paddle attachment. Gradually add 1/2 cup water at medium speed dough forms. (If dough is too dry, add more water,
1 tablespoon at a time.) Remove from the mixer to a very lightly floured board. Knead dough until smooth and it springs back when gently pressed, about 5 minutes. Wrap in plastic and let rest about 10 minutes.

Dust your board with semolina flour. Divide dough into 8 pieces; keeping them covered
with plastic…

Gluten Free Gnocchi by Ric Orlando

Ric Orlando's Gluten Free Gnocchi
Yes you can! Gnocchi are simple potato dumplings, easily done gluten free! The most important aspect of good gnocchi is the cooking of the potatoes! If you boil them , they will absorb lots of water. Who wants a soggy potato? Baking them will concentrate the starches and keep your gnocchi together!  I like my Gnocchi to have a little spring and chew to them and these will. I don't like super dense leaden gnocchi on one end of the spectrum, but I HATE the little airy pillows that are referred to as gnocchi on so many menus even more. Gnocchi are "Piatti Povere" or poor people's dish ---designed by Nonni to fill you up cheaply! They need a little body.

GF GNOCCHI RATIOS



1 pound Potato meat from baked potatoes 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 tsp xanathan gum 1 egg

You’ll need about 5 or 6 large russet or Yukon gold potatoes to yield 1 pound of "meat". If you have more, make hash browns tomorrow. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cooked…