In my continued quest to expand my pasta shape rolodex, I discovered this fun shape. The rustic shell. Not sure what the technical Italian name is, but I made it while playing around with my gnocchi paddle. I also managed to somehow intrigue my son enough to want to help me. And really, anytime I can get my kids to actually participate in making dinner, I seize the moment.
For this recipe all you need is a good homemade pasta recipe and a gnocchi paddle.
Quite simply, you take a small piece of dough and you roll it up the paddle while applying a small amount of pressure. That's it. The dough will coil from the pressure and the paddle will give it beautiful ridges.