Be inspired by ♥ Busiate

I have been making the same pasta recipe for years, and it works for me. This does not mean that the recipe is perfect for everyone, and it is not even the same recipe Giorgio Locatelli uses. The busiate shape of the pasta though is all his (well, as far as I learnt the technique from him), and comes with a lovely story in his recipe book. To make my pasta I take 100g 00 flour per person, one egg per 100g and a pinch of salt. I mix this all together, knead for 5 minutes and then leave it wrapped in the fridge to settle for 30 minutes. As I have a pasta machine I use the first setting to complete the kneading process and will do this for as long as it takes for the pasta to feel right. I have been making pasta for so long now that I go by feel. But you want a silky smooth texture. The pasta machine makes life so easy as the rolling out process can be done in no time at all, and as mine is an attachment to my Kitchen Aid, I can do this without Dave helping. However, to make these busiate you are going to need patience, a comfortable chair at your kitchen work space and an hour! Yup, it took us that long to cut and roll and shape the busiate. The pasta needs to be cooked for 1 minute in boiling salted water (or 3 minutes if you have left them to dry) so that part is simple. Do give it a go! I have no clue how to make the Busiate Slide Show appear here in the post, but click on the link to see how we made this pasta.

Do you have a pasta recipe you use that is different to mine?

a pile of busiate

a pile of busiate

I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Riddhima of Culinary Vibes

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About Tandy

Tandy is passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when she cooks. She lives in Gordons Bay in a cottage with her husband and three dogs. Tandy and Dave are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year they visit a new place to experience the food of the area and you can follow along on their adventures.


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Recipe For Busiate — 16 Comments

  1. Wow, Tandy, I bet that tok patience! Looks fab, though. And I would love to combine those with pesto- it looks as if it has a pleasing chunkiness about it?

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    • any pesto would work with this perfectly! It did take a lot of patience but it is something you could get the kids to try on rainy days – even Al 🙂

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  2. This pasta shape is so adorable my friend and looks so impressive 😀
    Brilliant making it on your own!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    • thanks CCU, I hope to expand my horizons and make more shapes soon 🙂

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  3. I would have no patience for this!!!

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    • they took a lot of patience 😉

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  4. I salute you Tandy! My aunties in Calabria used to make something pretty much identical to this and I know how long it takes! My pasta recipe is the same…seems to always work well.

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    • well, if our pasta recipes are the same then it has to be good as I know your’s must be a family recipe. I am going to try and learn to make more shapes as they are a great skill and a lesson in patience 🙂

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  5. What a gorgeous pasta shape! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it before, but I’m impressed!

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    • thanks so much Allie 🙂

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  6. When I make pasta I typically just stick with fettuccine or spaghetti…but I love this fun shape!

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    • me too, but every now and then I like to challenge myself 🙂

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  7. Wow! Wow! and Double Wow! I felt calm and relaxed just thinking about the hour of wrapping the pasta around skewers. I can’t wait to have some time to do this. Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. It’s always wonderful when you do.

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    • I wish I could join PPN every week – sometime soon I hope to get back onto schedule. I hope you have fun making these Ruth 🙂

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  8. they look tremendous. Never tried making pasta before

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    • pasta is one of the easiest things to do – sometimes when I am lazy I let my breadmaker do all the work 🙂

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