+
Home Cooking

De Cecco Fusilli Bucati cooking time?

abstractpoet | Feb 1, 201010:00 PM     7

The first time I cooked the De Cecco brand Fusilli Bucati -- that long twisty pasta, shaped liked a telephone cord -- I followed the box directions exactly (12 minutes), and the pasta came out WAY soft and overcooked. So the second time I checked at about 8 minutes, and still, the pasta was a little overdone -- just a bit past al dente this time.

I guess I'm just curious as to whether others have noticed this with this particular brand/shape of pasta. Is the cooking time printed on the box a mistake? Or is there something else going on here? Four or five minutes off seems more than what would be caused by variations in pot size / amount of water / power of flame.

FWIW, I don't typically have trouble cooking a basic pasta. =)

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

7 Helpful Produce Subscriptions You Should Know About
Food News

7 Helpful Produce Subscriptions You Should Know About

by Amy Schulman | As Americans hunker down in their homes to practice social distancing, you may be wondering how you...

These Bright Kitchen Accessories Are Perfect For Spring
Shop

These Bright Kitchen Accessories Are Perfect For Spring

by Brittany Loggins | The change of seasons, no matter what else is going on, always makes us want to freshen things up...

Find Comfort in This Korean Spicy Silken Tofu Soup
Food News

Find Comfort in This Korean Spicy Silken Tofu Soup

by James Park | Spicy silken tofu soup, often called soondubu jjigae, is one of the most beloved soups in Korean cuisine...

Pasta Grannies Is the Heartwarming YouTube Channel We All Need Right Now
Table Talk Podcast

Pasta Grannies Is the Heartwarming YouTube Channel We All Need Right Now

by Hana Asbrink | Welcome to Chowhound's Table Talk podcast, where Executive Editor Hana Asbrink chats with some of...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.