Before finding the recipe in Making Artisan Pasta: How to Make a World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More, I had never heard of caramelle. It is a fairly easy shape to make, just fold two sides over and twist the ends. It is even easier with the right tools. I use a CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine to roll out the fresh pasta. I have gotten a lot of use out of this machine with no issues. I only have the spaghetti/fettuccine attachment, but hope to try out other attachments and maybe add a motor. To cut the dough, I used a ridged pastry cutter. An adjustable pasta cutter would also be useful to make uniform squares of dough.
These caramelle are filled with seasoned sweet potato and Parmesan. Other filling ideas I have seen include cheese and prosciutto. I served them with just grated Parmesan and parsley, but they would also do well with a light marinara sauce.