So, you have studied your grandmother’s fresh pasta recipe, or you have found a good handmade noodle shop that will do the job for you. That’s good news! Now what? It’s not as if you can dig outside the container as if you were taken home.
The best beauty of fresh pasta is you can use it to make gourmet food in a very small time. After being made, all work has been done for you. But if you want your dinner to be perfect, you need to treat this noodle well.
Remember that they are artwork! Need gentle attention and hands to make it, so you need to respect the traditions and love that make them. Then, you need to save it and cook it correctly. It’s very easy, as long as you know what you are doing. Here are some tips on storage and preparation to ensure that your food is beautiful at any time.
Save handmade fresh paste
If you have made it yourself and you have cut it, then you can choose to cool it to use later, or you can cook it immediately. If you won’t cook your noodles immediately after making it, then you will want to give them 1 to 2 minutes of drying time on the baking sheet.
Next, give them a generous dust with flour so that when you save it together, they will not stick and form a solid clump. Collect them together into small bunches and fold them into two or wrap into small nests. Let them dry for an additional thirty minutes and then wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Fresh pasta will remain good for up to 2 days in the fridge. If you think that it will take longer to consume noodles, freeze it up to 2 weeks.
Cooking handmade fresh paste
If you can cook dry noodles, then you can cook fresh pasta. The reason is that new noodles are made much easier and faster to be prepared! Use a large and boil water pot. For around 4 nests, you will need about 8 glasses of water. It might look like a lot, but it’s good to have more water than pasta. It helps to ensure that noodles will be able to move freely in water instead of cooking each other.