What’s in Carmela’s Beginner’s Pasta Making Hamper:
‘A Passion for Pasta’ by Carmela Serena Hayes. Carmela Sereno Hayes is the ‘Pasta Queen’! Her second book shows us not only how to make pasta dough but also how to turn it into a variety of shapes and stunning designs using stripes, spots and delicate herbs. Her wide range of dishes delight not only with their exquisite taste but also with their beautiful and varied appearance!
Caputo Red 00 ‘Cuoco’ Flour (1kg) Produced in Naples, the Caputo Red flour is a strong flour, higher in gluten and protein content and gives a stronger elasticity. ‘00’ refers to the texture of the flour – specifically how finely it has been ground, so this one is powder fine. The blend of the best wheat available and the slow grind technique used by the Antico Molino Caputo make this flour unique. It is also 100% natural and additive free! This flour is a great all-rounder and is ideal for all types of pasta, bread, cakes and sauces.
Caputo Semolina Flour (1kg) Caputo’s semolina re-ground (‘rimacinata’) durum wheat flour has been milled twice to produce a finer flour than most semolinas. Semolina flour is made from a rougher variety of wheat and has a distinctive yellow colour. As it is a coarse flour it is considered to be healthier than fine white flour Semolina contains more carbohydrates, proteins and fibre than white flour which is rich in simple carbs but without fibre and protein. Semolina flour is recommended for certain traditional homemade pastas and breads adding structure and bite, and wherever the yellow colour, special texture and flavour of semolina are desired.
Wooden Rolling Pin – This solid Italian rolling pin has been crafted with natural, un-treated beech wood and is perfect for rolling out pasta, pastry, pizzas, piadine etc. Measuring 32cm in lenth and 4.2cm in width it’s the ideal ‘every day’ size.
Fluted Pasta Cutter Wheel – Made from food-safe aluminium with a lovely beechwood handle, this wheel cutter will give a rustic feel to your pasta. It is ideal for cutting pasta ribbons or ravioli and can also be used for pastry.
Heart Shaped Ravioli Stamp – Make your own heart-shaped ravioli with this romantic pasta stamp! Made from food-safe aluminium with a lovely beechwood handle, this stamp is ideal for Valentine’s Day, romantic dinners or birthdays. It can also be used as a pastry or biscuit cutter.
Square Ravioli Stamp – Perfect for making square ravioli at home.