Any homemade pasta recipe can be used to make cannelloni. Many ingredients can be added to the dough to change the color and/or flavor. Think: Spinach, beet juice, squid ink, butternut squash…
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Ingredients for Basic Recipe:
3 c. flour 4 eggs, fresh ground sea salt
Dump the flour in a pile on marble slab. Make a large well in the four and crack the eggs into the center. Sprinkle with salt. Use a fork and break the yolks of the eggs, slowly stir the eggs, picking up a little amount of flour at a time until ingredients are combined and dough is formed. Knead dough about 30 times, adding more flour if necessary. Place dough in a glass bowl, cover, refrigerate and let rest for 30 minutes. Flour the opening of your pasta machine and place it on the widest setting. Cut dough into four pieces and roll through machine. I roll mine through each setting twice and then move the setting two sizes smaller. Sprinkle with flour as necessary. Cut pasta into rectangles, these will form your cannelloni tubes later. You can either lay pasta flat on a cooling rack to dry and use later, or you can parboil them, allow to cool and them fill them to bake.
What are your homemade pasta tips?