October 25 is World Pasta Day. We take the opportunity to practice making fresh, homemade pasta. Discover the best tips for preparing, cooking and storing it.
Homemade pastaOnce you’ve tasted it, you’re very tempted to come back. We take advantage of the weekend to Start preparing them like an Italian chef! And if we do it as a family, it will be more fun. You only need a few ingredients: good flour and eggs! for Pasta machine – sheeter – It is very practical, but not necessary. Follow our advice!
How do you make fresh pasta?
The best is to work with a robot to make the dough. For a nice egg mixture, Italian Chef Simone ZanoniWe recommend mixing 600g of flour and 300g of whole eggs. All of these components must be at room temperature. If you don’t have a robot, form a flour pyramid by drilling a well in it. Crack the eggs into this cavity and mix evenly. It takes at least 6 minutes to achieve this result. If the dough sticks to your fingers, add a little more flour afterwards ball shape . let her Rest for at least 30 minutes under a damp cloth,This will prevent it from drying out. Next, use a rolling pin or roll the dough out onto a floured work surface. To cutStart with easy variations like fettuccine or parapadil. Then dry the pasta On a tea towel, 10 minutes max . You can also hang it on a wooden broom handle like in Italy!
How to cook fresh pasta?
The water should reach a boiling point before dipping the pasta in it. No need to add olive oil to the cooking water. The best way to prevent pasta from sticking to each other is create a whirlwindbefore placing it in boiling water. It is necessary to count 1 liter of water per 100 grams of pasta. Don’t forget to salt the cooking water because fresh pasta is not. It is important to add salt when the water is boiling and not from the beginning. so as not to deceive you, Follow the rule of 1/10/100. That is, 1 liter of water, for 10 grams of salt and 100 grams of pasta.
How long to cook fresh pasta?
As for the cooking time, it’s best to taste because it all depends on the shapes you made. Your pasta should be in good shape, ie Durable and flexible. You can also try passive cooking of pasta, but again by tasting it Stop cooking as soon as it is done .
How is fresh pasta stored?
To keep the pasta fresh, protect it in an airtight container. Or to wrap them in plastic wrap. They keep for 24 hours in the refrigerator. And up to a month in the freezer.
Now you have all the cards at hand Make delicious fresh pastaand be at the top World Noodle Day, which falls on October 25 this year. And if you have no ideas about sauces, take inspiration from our gourmet recipes. Garlic macaroni, homemade tomato sauce, or even broccoli pesto, there is bound to be a tempting preparation! And the last tip, don’t forget it Save some cooking water. Thanks to the starch it contains, it helps the pasta and sauce mix better. Just add it a ladle to the dough and sauce mixture. This changes everything!