Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Pasta

  2. 4 cups 250g / 8.8oz Unbleached flour

  3. 2 Eggs - beaten

  4. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Salt

  5. 1 teaspoon 5ml Extra-virgin olive oil

  6. 1/2 cup 118ml Warm water

  7. Ragu

  8. 2 Onions - finely chopped

  9. 1/8 lb 56g / 2oz Pancetta

  10. 1/2 cup 118ml Extra-virgin olive oil

  11. Salt - to taste

  12. Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  13. 2 Carrots - shredded

  14. 6 Bay leaves

  15. 6 Whole cloves

  16. 1 teaspoon 5ml Fresh rosemary leaves

  17. 3 1/2 lbs 1589g / 56oz Wild boar shoulder or butt

  18. 3 tablespoons 45ml Tomato paste

  19. 2 Barolo

  20. 1/2 Peeled plum tomatoes

  21. 8 cups 1896ml Brown Chicken Stock - (see recipe)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. On a clean work surface, mound 3 1/2 cups of the flour, reserving 1/2 cup. Form a well at the center of the mound and place the eggs, salt, and olive oil in the center of the well. Beat the wet ingredients with a fork and slowly drizzle in the warm water. Start to incorporate the flour into the center of the well, a little at a time, until it is all incorporated.

  2. With clean, floured hands, knead the dough for 20 minutes by hand, or use the dough hook attachment in a mixer. The dough should be smooth and satiny. Let rest for 2 hours, covered and refrigerated, before rolling out.

  3. Cut the dough into thirds or quarters, and roll out to the second-thinnest setting on a pasta rolling machine. Cut the pasta into 1 1/2-inch thick strips, then lay the strips atop one another forming 3 stacks. Cut the strips crosswise at a slight angle at 2-inch intervals, forming lozenges. Roll each lozenge into a quill shape, pressing the ends together as they overlap. Set aside on a baking sheet, covered with a damp towel.

  4. In a large casserole, combine the onion, pancetta, and olive oil and cook over high heat until the onion is golden. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the carrot, bay leaves, cloves, and rosemary. Season well with salt and pepper, then push the aromatics to 1 side of the pot.

  5. Season the meat with salt and pepper and add to the pot. Cook over high heat until it is browned on all sides, about 15 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir it in thoroughly. Add the wine and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the tomatoes and Brown Chicken Stock, stir them in thoroughly, then simmer for 3 hours, or until the meat is very tender.

  6. Remove the meat and set aside. Once the meat is cool enough to handle, shred it with a fork. Return the meat to the pot and simmer for another 30 minutes, until it is a nice thick ragu consistency.

  7. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Cook the pasta quills in the boiling water until tender yet al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain and toss in a large serving bowl with enough ragu to coat the pasta but not overwhelm it.

  8. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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