Pasta Grannies, unite!

December 31, 2019


Happy New Year!

There is a YouTube channel called Pasta Grannies, and I just love watching it. The episodes are super-short, maybe 5 minutes at most, and show these sweet little Italian grandmas making homemade pasta. They put so much work into a meal – sometimes hours for the sauce and then the pasta – and it is eaten within minutes.

One of the episodes was a 95-year-old grandma making a twisted loop pasta called lorighittas. The dough is simple, just durum wheat flour and warm salted water. I had the flour, so I gave it a try.

There’s the water.

There’s the mixing:

It was supposed to be kneaded by hand for 30 minutes. Thirty minutes! We were watching episode of ‘The Crown’, so I did it in front of the tv.

Then it is rolled out into a very fine rope. I used one of the cheese boards from the birthday party and did the work in front of the t.v. More episodes of The Crown were watched.

You loop the strand around three fingers twice, then twist the loop like you are winding a watch. It is so. time. consuming. I was done after making eight of them, figuring I could serve two to each of us, but I powered through the whole batch of dough.

They are dry now, but I don’t know if I have the heart to cook them and eat them. They were so. much. work. So much work!!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Pasta Grannies, unite!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Yay for pasta grannies! I can’t believe how much time they take to make things. I think boxed mac and cheese takes too long!
    I also can’t believe you actually made those noodles.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Those are beautiful pasta pieces! I don’t think I’d have the heart to eat them either.


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