The roundness of this short pasta makes it so adorable! You can make the ridges easily using a sushi mat. It's pointed tips are the distinguishing feature.
I tried rolling some macaroni around chopsticks, but it was an epic failure. Then, I had a flash of brilliance to use a sushi mat to easily roll them.
This pasta will stick, so make sure to dust the sushi mat well whilst you work.
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