Homemade Cracked Pepper Pappardelle with Italian Sausage

Tues. Dec. 5th: Homemade Cracked Pepper Pappardelle with Italian Sausage ($16 Per Person / Time to Cook: 30 min. / Cook by Thursday)

This is a simple dish allowing the pasta to be the focal point, along with Italian Sausage, Bell Peppers, and a Brandy/Veal Stock sauce. We will be hand rolling the cracked pepper pappardelle pasta the morning of delivery. We are using imported Doppio Zero, or “00” Italian flour, which is finely ground and powdery, yielding a light and porous dough. The Italians categorize flour based on a scale of 2 for coarsely ground to “00” for fine. 00 is from the central part of the grain and is pure white, while with Type 2 contains the husk, the outer layer of the grain, and is darker and coarser. Double Zero flour is unique and distinctive from finely ground pastry flour found in the U.S., as the gluten behaves differently by producing both a strong and elastic noodle. It is this elasticity that provides for a superior chew and “mouth feel.”