How to Store Fresh Pasta
Increasingly, pasta lovers are deciding to make their own fresh pasta at home, from tortellini, ravioli and egg noodles. In these cases, the correct storage of the pasta becomes very important. Whether you are thinking of eating the pasta in a few days or if you would rather save it for a month, this OneHowTo article gives you what you need to know on how to store fresh pasta.
If what you are interested in when you store fresh pasta is to keep the dough on a short-term, then the first thing you must do is place the dough onto a non-stick surface and sprinkle a little flour over it to prevent it sticking.
Leave the pasta to air dry for at least one hour. Then make sure the pasta is just as dry as the one you can buy in any store.
When the dough is dry enough place it in an airtight bag or in a Tupperware and put it in the fridge. In this way, the dough will be kept fresh for up to 3 days.
If you prefer to store fresh pasta for longer than three days, you should repeat the mentioned process but here, the dough will have to dry at air temperature for 24 hours. Like so you can keep the dough in the refrigerator for about 15 days.
You can also freeze the fresh pasta once it is dry and store it in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. Remember to label the pasta packages with the date on which it was made.
If you have made fresh pasta but have ended up with a lot of leftover pasta dough, then it's a different story.
Make a ball out of the dough and cover it tightly with some clingfilm. Make sure it's properly covered and put it in the fridge if you want to make it during the next 3 days.
If you want to store the dough for longer, freezing after wrapping it in clingfilm is also a good option to store it and make a new batch of fresh pasta for another time.
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