Heart-shaped Stamp for Making Ligurian Corzetti Pasta
Pear wood stamp for making traditional Ligurian Corzetti pasta.
Heart shape and decorated bottom. Diameter 53 mm.
What is Corzetti pasta (Ligurian Corzetti)?
Homemade Corzetti (also known as Ligurian Corzetti, croxetti or corsetti) is a typical Italian pasta born in Liguria. There are two types: the ones typical of the Polcevera valley, which are in the shape of a small 8, and the printed ones, also known as “Corzetti del Levante”. In this case they are decorated with a special tool for corzetti, a characteristic wooden mold.
Corzetti pasta history
This printed pasta size was born in the Renaissance: in Liguria the noble families wanted to have personalized pasta with the family’s coat of arms as a sign of power. In this Italian region, even nowadays, some families are realizing them with the noble coat of arms of their family. The poorest, who could not afford to print it, were making the same pasta but without engraving. Handmade corzetti often had different engravings on the two sides: a cross was engraved on the second side, a tradition that (probably) gives the name to this characteristic fresh pasta shape. Ligurian corzetti molds are made with woods without tannins and resins, which would make them taste unpleasant.
Making corzetti pasta
To make them you can use corzetti pasta stamps. These are wooden molds consisting of two parts: the first one is a "stamp", while the other one is cylindrical in shape and has an incised and concave part, useful for cutting the dough. Preparing this pasta with our corzetti pasta tool is very easy: prepare the dough with water, wheat flour and salt, roll out the dough and cut it in circle shapes. Then you can print the chosen design thanks to a corzetti mold. According to the tradition, Corzetti sauce is prepared with white meat, celery, onion and bay leaf. Other typical sauces for corzetti pasta are:
- Walnut sauce
- Pesto alla Genovese Sauce
- Marjoram and pine nuts sauce
- Pine nut sauce
- Mushrooms sauce
Ligurian corzetti Stamp for Making Ligurian Corzetti Pasta maintenance
Our stamps are made with wood that is suitable for food contact. You can easily clean them after use with a clean cloth and a brush. Don’t use water, this will make it easier to clean dry pieces of pasta dough.