Maltagliati translates literally as ‘badly cut’, which makes this the easiest pasta shape to make by hand - perfect for beginners and children! The tomato sauce is also simplicity itself. The recipe is from Tuscany.
Tip the flour on to a work-surface and plunge your fist into the centre. Break the eggs into the hole and add a pinch of salt. Knead together and continue to make the pasta dough in the usual way. Leave it to rest while you prepare the sauce.
Fry the carrot, onion, celery and herbs in the oil or fat for about 6 minutes or until the onion is