I am so surprised that no one, not even my good friend Manise knew what my little stamp is used for. Manise grew up in Greece and while that is not Italy, she is usually pretty good with all things European.
Please excuse the quality of the pictures. I hate using a flash, so I didn't...but dinner time here comes at a time when it is getting dark, so the pictures reflect that. :(
The little stamp is used in making Corzetti.....little pasta coins. One end of the stamp works similar to a cookie cutter, then you press the cut out coin between the 2 stamped ends and get these lovely stamped pasta coins. I discovered this tool when reading this blog a few weeks ago.
I absolutely love making pasta, so when I read this post and then saw these beautiful wooden stamps I was completely intrigued. I skipped over to the Artisanal Pasta Tool page and was immediately hooked. Terry clearly shares the same love for finely crafted wooden tools as I....his work is beautiful!
So, after I ordered a Corzetti stamp I wasted spent a lot of time watching the pasta videos from the Fine Cooking Culinary School. What a great way to learn new pasta making techniques. I came away inspired to try new things. :-)
Last night I christened the corzetti stamp with this recipe. Of course the lighting in my picture sucks, so scroll down and see the Front Burner's Brown Butter recipe and picture.....it was a fabulous meal!
I can see a few more wooden pasta tools in my very near future. Mangia!