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Recipe of the Day: Homemade Pasta

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By @susanspungen

Sure, you could use store bought pasta to make this recipe quicker and easier, but then you'd be missing all the fun! Pici is a rustic fresh pasta made simply with flour and water and rolled by hand.

A note from Susan on this recipe, "You have a couple of options when making this recipe. Although the pici are easy and fun to make, you might not always have the time or the inclination to do it. You can substitute any other pasta shape here, but broken bucatini (break the dry bucatini noodles into 1 inch pieces before boiling) will come the closest to handmade pici. If you ever played with Play-Doh, you can make pici!
Ingredients Needed:

For the sauce:
½ oz dried porcini
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large or 2 small red onions, finely chopped
1 large or 2 small carrots, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 large sprigs thyme
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
½ cup dry red wine (or white if that’s what you have open)
1 26 oz box or can chopped or crushed tomatoes
¼ cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley
¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


For the pici:
2 cups semolina flour, plus more for dusting
2 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1¼ cups water

To finish:
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp butter, melted
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
1 oz grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 fluffy cup)
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