October 25 is World Pasta Day. We take the opportunity to experiment with making new pasta. Learn the best tips for preparing, cooking and storing them.
Fresh homemade pasta, once you taste it, you’ll be tempted to come back. We take advantage of the weekend start their preparation as an Italian chef! And if we do it as a family, it’s really fun. You only need a few ingredients: good flour and eggs! But pasta machine – paper – , are very useful, but not essential. Follow our tips!
How can you prepare fresh pasta?
The best thing is to work with a robot to make dough. For a good egg batter, Italian chef Simone Zanoniadvises mixing 600 g flour and 300 g whole eggs. All these ingredients should be average temperature. If you don’t have a robot, make a flour pyramid by digging a well in it. Break the eggs into the hole and mix evenly. It takes at least 6 minutes to complete this. If the dough sticks to your fingers, add a little more flour then making a ball . leave him alone resting for 30 minutes under a wet cloth;this will prevent it from drying out. Next, use a rolling pin or roll out the dough on a floured surface. About cutting, start with simple shapes like fettuccine or parppadelle. Then dry the pasta on a tea towel, 10 minutes at most . You can also hang them on a wooden broomstick like in Italy!
How to cook fresh pasta?
The water should boil before adding your pasta. There is no need to add olive oil to your cooking water. The best way to prevent pasta from sticking is to create a whirlwindbefore putting them in hot water. It is important to calculate 1 liter of water per 100 g of pasta. Don’t forget to salt your cooking water because your fresh pasta is not. It is important to add salt when the water boils and not from the beginning. In order not to deceive you, follow the 1/10/100 rule. So 1 liter of water, 10 g of salt and 100 g of pasta.
How long does it take to cook fresh pasta?
During cooking, it is good to taste because everything depends on the shape you have made. Your pasta should be al dente, ie both strong and elastic. You can also try to cook pasta, and taste it stop cooking once al dente .
How to store fresh pasta?
To keep your pasta fresh, store it in an airtight container. Or wrap them in plastic. It keeps for 24 hours in the fridge. and up to one month in the refrigerator.
Now you have all the cards in hand making delicious fresh pastaand be on top World Easter Day, which is on October 25 this year. And if you’re out of ideas for a sauce, take inspiration from our best recipes. Spaghetti with garlic, homemade tomato sauce or broccoli pesto, there is bound to be a preparation that will entice you! And last tip, don’t forget reserve the cooking water. Because of the starch it contains, it helps to mix the pasta and the sauce well. Just add ladle by ladle to your batter and sauce mixture. And that changes everything!