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What Is Sfoglia?

Definition: The Italian Pasta Sfoglia

Sfoglia (pronounced "sfo-lee-ah") means "to thumb through" in Italian and refers to a type of handmade fresh egg pasta dough native to the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Sfoglia is made using just flour and eggs, then rolled paper-thin by hand using a wooden rolling pin, which helps the pasta develop its distinct textural characteristics. It's then shaped by hand or cut using simple tools, into styles such as tagliatelle, tortellini, and agnolini.

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