Macaroni Noodles with an Iron Rod
Title of Project: Macaroni noodles from Opera di Bartolomeo
What is this item? Macaroni from 1570 ItalyI
Historical Basis:_The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570): L'arte et prudenza d'un maestro cuoco (The Art and Craft of a Master Cook) (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)
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TOOLS & Materials:
- Forge /Iron/ Canola OIL
- Flour 1lb
- Egg Yolks 4
- Sugar 3oz
- Safron pinch
- Baguette 4oz as crumbs
- Milk enough to make the crumbs soggy
Procedure: I followed the instructions from book 2 recipe 174 with the modifications from book 2 recipe 175
Mix all of the ingredients.
Roll out thin
wrap around an iron stiletto
This technique was more labor intensive than cutting small chunks piercing and hand rolling the noodle.
There was no difference between the two techniques.
The stylus was inspired by a simple 100AD roman iron stylus. I used this simple style because the more fancy stilettos would not release the dough easily.
The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570): L'arte et prudenza d'un maestro cuoco (The Art and Craft of a Master Cook) (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)