Friday, June 25, 2010

Yummy Pici

A very yummy delight that has come to make your day more tasty yes it is Pici a kind of thick, hand rolled pasta it is very much similar to fat spaghetti, it is made up of flour, very delicious recipe as it has originated in the province of Siena in Tuscany, it is hearty pasta and can be best served with rich meat sauce so lets come to know how it is made. Serves 4 to 6 people

Yummy Pici
All you need:

* 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

* Hearty Meat Ragu

* 5 Cups Flour

* 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Other ingredients:

* Olive Oil for Rolling

* Extra Flour For Rolling and For Drying

* Grated Cheese For Serving

How to make:

* Take flour, salt and water in a bowl.

* Make dough by adding required water.

* Knead the dough to make it elastic, then wrap the kneaded dough in plastic wrap.

* Leave it for 30 mins, then use half of it and start rolling, roll it by making it 1/4 inch thick.

* Keep your dough in rectangular shape and make strips.

* Take a strip with lightly oiled fingers first roll into a tube, follow the process as bring both hands to the center of the tube, then gently roll it with your fingers start moving the your hands apart towards the ends.

* Now keep it on Kitchen towel, start cooking just bring salted water to boil pour the pici and let it get cooked.

* Check after 5 min make sure Pici should not be mushy it should be tendered.

* Drain it , now put it to a pot ,now add couple of scoops of sauce into the pot and shake it with pici.

* Now serve the pici in the bowls add more sauce and top it with grated cheese.

* Enjoy!

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