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Pasta Dough Without Eggs
Originated from: Abruzzo or Calabria
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Dorinda (nee Carosella) Cavanaugh

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3-4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cold water


Add water to other ingredients to make dough a little stiffer than for bread, but not too stiff or it will be hard to roll out.

Place dough under bowl and knead often until smooth and small bubbles appear on surface.

Roll out and let dry a short time. Then cut as desired.


Dorinda Cavanaugh's parents originated from two different regions -- her father, Mr. Nicholas Carosella, was born in Castelfrentano, Abruzzo; her mother was born in the United States and her mother's mother was born and raised in Calabria. The recipe in this entry was often made by Dorinda Cavanaugh's mother, Mrs. Ida Carosella. Dorinda Cavanaugh wrote down her mother's recipes and put them all together in a collection, entitled, "Secrets from Nana's Kitchen." The recipe in this entry comes from this private publication...... Photo: Mary Melfi.

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