Timpano Di Maccheroni (The Mythic Pasta Dome)

1530 mins (prep 1440, cooking 90)
18 ingredients
1 servings
Description:Notes from Mario Batali: "anyone who has seen Stanley Tucci's cinematic masterpiece, Big Night, will remember Primo's rendition of this classic, which takes its name from a large drum. My version differs from that one in many ways, but like it, it makes for a dramatic presentation. Surprisingly, it is not nearly as tricky to prepare as it looks. Except for the rigatoni, you can prepare the whole thing the day before; just blanch the pasta and assemble the dish in the afternoon before your guests arrive. It can then rest in the refrigerator for several hours before the final cooking. You will need a 4 quart metal mixing bowl for the final assembly. from s'kat: It was two years before I finally found an occasion I could whip this out for. I did all of my prep work in the weeks preceding the recipe, freezing the components as I went along. The day of the assembly, I only had to make the besciamella sauce, which took mere minutes. I also cheated, in that I! didn't make fresh pasta, I bought some from a local Italian deli. Although this didn't come out exactly perfectly, I'm posting it in the hopes that someone else who may want to make this can help me figure out the proper baking times. When I pulled it out, it wasn't warm enough in the middle. I kept it going for at least another 30 minutes, even turning up the temperature towards the end. Additionally, when I went to cut my first wedge and pull it out, the pasta collapsed when free of the dome, instead of sticking together. It still tasted incredible, and there were audible gasps when I hauled this sucker out to the dining room. It is my intention to make it at least once a year, from now on. Have fun!

Categories:  holiday , pasta,-rice-and-grains , european , italian , main-dish , comfort-food , taste~mood , >-1-day , number-of-servings , pasta , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (2482.56 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 6259.18 Calories from Fat 2640.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 293.36g 451.32%
Saturated Fat 100.61g 503.06%
Trans Fat 2.78g %
Cholesterol 750.39mg 250.13%
Sodium 15611.36mg 650.47%
Total Carbohydrate 671.13g 223.71%
Dietary Fiber 48.9 g 195.61%
Sugars 40.1 g %
Protein 238.06g 476.11%
Vitamin A 745.45IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2113.33mg% Iron 47.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
vegetable shortening, toasted, pasta sauce, ragu, freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, bechamel sauce, meatballs