A brief history of the Cappelletti Maker:For years my grandmother, mom and aunts would gather before a holiday or other special event and make cappelletti. They would roll out the pasta, fill the little squares they made then fold them over and begin to shape the “little hats”. My dad loved to tinker and invent. One day in the 1960’s he came home from work and presented my mom with the very first Cappelletti Maker. It was fashioned from a cutting circle, some wire and a screwdriver handle. Since it was time to make Cappelletti for the upcoming Christmas holiday dinner they gave the cutter a try. It was declared a success and my dad made a few more for my grandmother and aunts. Since then it has become part of our holiday tradition to make cappelletti with the cutter. The original is still in use today more than 50 years later. I hope that by making these available to everyone some of the holiday tradition can be captured.
How To Use Your Cappelletti Maker:We usually start by making small meatballs or filling balls about the size of 2 pencil erasers. Once the meatballs are made, begin rolling out the pasta dough. Make strips about 5 inches across by about 2 feet long. Roll the pasta quite thin. Next start placing the meatballs on the pasta spaced out about 1 inch apart. Roll out a second piece of pasta about the same size as the first. Lay the second piece on top of the meatballs. Make sure they are all covered. Pat the layers together lightly. Keep a small bowl of flour nearby. Dip the cutter in the flour then begin cutting your cappelletti with a down and slight twisting motion. You will be presented with a perfectly shaped “little hat” – cappelletti.
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Caring For Your Cappelletti Maker:
Your Cappelletti Maker will give you a lifetime of use. Just follow a few simple guidelines. Always make your cappelletti on a wooden cutting board. Hand wash then dry. Never put your cutter in a dishwasher.