Fante’s Cousin Daniele’s Expandable Dough Cutter
Cut dough strips to make pie lattices, fettuccine, lasagna, farfalle, squares for garganelli pasta, breadsticks and more.
5 wheels 2.2″ round.
9.6″ overall length.
Expands to cut strips from approx 3/8″ to 4-7/8″ wide.
Cuts dough up to 7/8″ thick.
Cuts uniform widths of homemade dough.
Quick and easy for you to cut multiple strips of dough at home.
Cut dough strips to make pie lattices, fettuccine, lasagna, farfalle, squares for garganelle pasta, breadsticks and more.
Adjusting the Cutting Width
The dough cutter comes fully assembled. To adjust the cutting width, loosen the wing nut and expand the frame so that the cutting wheels are at the desired width.
Tighten the wing nut to lock them in place.
Cutting the Dough
Place cutter wheels at the edge of your dough. Hold dough cutter the by the frame.
Apply a light pressure while guiding the cutter across the dough.
Wipe wheels with a dry, clean cloth. We don’t recommend washing the dough cutter, but if you must, hand wash in warm, soapy water. Dry rivets thoroughly to keep them from rusting. DO NOT wash in the dishwasher.
Grandma Nadia’s Pasta Dough
Makes 2 pounds of dough
2 eggs, at room temperature
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 to 8 ounces tepid water, as needed
1. Place flour on a wooden board, make a well and break the eggs into it.
2. If you prefer, you can mix it in a bowl with a fork or in an electric mixer with a dough hook.
3. Slowly incorporate the flour into the eggs. There should be just enough moisture so the ingredients stick together to form a smooth, elastic ball but not enough to stick to the table or bowl.
4. You may need to add a bit of water if the dough is too dry and crumbly, or a bit more flour if too wet and sticky.
5. Cover the dough with a clean towel and let it set for about 30 minutes.
6. Use a sharp knife to cut off a chunk from the ball.
7. Flatten the chunk of dough with the heel of your hand then roll it out to the desired thickness with a floured rolling pin.
Aunt Gina’s Lasagna
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1 lb. homemade lasagna strips
1 lb. ground meat (beef, pork or mixture)
4 cups salsa marinara (recipe, on page 8)
16 oz. mozzarella, shredded
16 oz. grated cheese (parmigiano and pecorino)
1. Brown ground meat in a fry pan then drain off the fat. Place salsa marinara in a sauce pan, stir in browned meat and heat gently over a medium flame until it’s hot. Stir occasionally to keep it from sticking.
2. Meanwhile, roll pasta dough (recipe, page 4) to desired thickness and cut into 2 1/2” wide strips.
3. Spoon hot meat sauce into the bottom of a 11” x 15” baking dish.
4. Place a single layer of lasagna strips into the baking dish, lengthwise. Layer with grated cheese and mozzarella then top with meat sauce. Repeat these steps for the second layer but place lasagna strips widthwise. Alternating the direction of the pasta strips will keep your lasagna from falling apart when it’s cut.
5. Repeat step 5 to make as many layers as you like. Finish by spooning more sauce on top and sprinkle with grated cheese.
6. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until sauce and cheese are bubbling. Remove lasagna from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before serving.
Attilio’s and Mariella’s
Salsa Marinara – Marinara Sauce
Makes 1 quart (4 to 6 servings)
36-oz. can crushed tomatoes
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4 onion, coarsely chopped
Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
1. Sauté garlic, onion and red pepper in olive oil. Remove them from the oil before they brown.
2. Add tomatoes.
3. Simmer for about 40 minutes.
4. After 15 minutes add salt and pepper to taste.
5. After another 30 minutes, check sauce for consistency; if too watery, leave lid off to reduce.
6. Stir often to avoid sticking, especially if the pot you’re using does not have a heavy bottom.
For over 100 years, the extended Fante’s family have lived, worked and most importantly, cooked and eaten in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. Years of experience helped to create our signature line of Italian Cookware where old school craftsmanship and today’s technology come together in a collection of favorites that would make generations of Fante’s very proud. We hope they inspire you and your family to gather, to cook and to enjoy a wonderful meal. – The Fante’s Family
Fante’s Italian Home Cooking Collection is produced by HIC. Inquiries for Warranty Service and Wholesale Purchases should be directed to:
HAROLD IMPORT COMPANY – Lakewood NJ USA
800.526.2163 – www.hickitchen.com