Pennette with Ceps, Cabbage and Pancetta

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A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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Many types of short pasta could be used in this recipe, most obviously penne or even rigatoni. Similarly, a mixture of dried mushrooms would do as well as dried ceps (often labelled dried porcini).


  • 40 g ( oz) dried ceps (porcini)
  • 80 g (3


Place the dried mushrooms in a heatproof bowl and cover with 250ml (9 fl oz) tepid water. Allow to soak for an hour.

Melt half the butter in a large, heavy, flameproof casserole dish, add the pancetta, and gently fry over a medium heat until it becomes crisp.

Drain the mushrooms, retain