Orecchiette, “little ears”, the name comes after their shape. Fresh home-made pasta typical of Bari province, in Puglia.
Step by Step method
Sprinkle the flour on a flat board and make a well in the middle. Add as much water as requested. Mix until you obtain a stiff dough. Knead for 15 minutes, until the dough is smooth and stiff. Break off the dough in small balls. Then roll each ball into a tube.
Use a knife and cut the tube into small discs, then place the side of a knife at the top of the little disc and pull the knife across the disc of dough, it will wrap up over the knife.
Then turn the ear over your thumb. Done!