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Making fresh pasta...how far in advance?

tcamp Jun 1, 2009 08:04 AM

I made pasta for the first time this weekend, in a cooking class. We cooked and ate it almost right away but I wonder (and failed to ask the instructor) how far in advance I could make it at home. And how to keep it. Say I wanted to make pasta in the morning for dinner. Would I let it sit on the drying rack? On a plate with plastic wrap over?

  1. janetms383 Jun 1, 2009 09:08 AM

    My Nonni used to make her "noodles" in the morning/afternoon and hang then on the rungs of the kitchen chairs until she was ready to cook them for supper.

    1. Phurstluv Jun 1, 2009 02:22 PM

      If you are making fresh pasta to have as dry, then leave it out to dry until needed. If you're making fresh pasta to have fresh, then cover & refrigerate until needed, to keep it from drying out. It can also be frozen 3 months ahead. Use parchment or waxed paper to keep the noodles separate.

      1. Den Jun 1, 2009 02:32 PM

        We make fresh pasta and freeze it immediately. It retains the flavor and the cooking time is minimally effected.

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