Advice 1: How to store home-made noodles

To make homemade noodles is very simple and it is but takes a long time. Especially if you have no machine for paste and you have to roll the dough by hand. In such a situation, of course, easier to do a lot of noodles, but then the question arises – how do you keep it? It depends on how long you expect.
How to store home-made noodles
Arrange a place for drying your noodles. The most convenient option is a special rack. They can be dried not only noodles, but also layers of dough for lasagna, thin pasta and other pasta. If you do not have these racks that hang on the backs of several chairs with clean linen kitchen towels. Some dried noodles on the rack, also after covering her with towels. Chunky noodles are dried just to have clean wipes horizontal surfaces.
Will propylite noodles with flour before you start to dry it. Short noodles , place in a bowl with the flour and a good pavaresia her there. Shake off the excess flour and place the pasta in a single layer on the racks or on the countertop. Make sure that the noodles are not glued together, the strips do not stick to each other.
If you want to store the noodles for more than a month, it is best to freeze it. To do this, dry the noodles for about 20 minutes, then gently arrange in a single layer on boards, and put in the freezer. When the noodles slightly will freeze slightly, put it in containers, label them production time and send it back in the freezer. This noodles can be stored up to 6 months.
If you do not plan to keep the noodles more than 3-7 days, then lightly dry it and put it in a zip bag or container. Put in the refrigerator.
To store noodles in the pantry or a kitchen Cabinet, it must be previously well dried. It may take up to 24 hours. Properly dried noodles are hard and brittle. Since such noodles can easily develop mold, make sure the container in which it will be removed, closed hermetically, and the site was dry. Dry noodles are stored for about 1 month.
Boiled homemade noodles without the broth, stuffing or gravy can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container, for about a week. If you want to store boiled noodles longer, mix it with a little melted butter or oil (this will prevent sticking), remove to a container or zip bag and freeze. This noodles can be stored in the freezer for about 3 months.

Advice 2: How to make homemade pasta: the secrets and rules

Pasta long been a leader among other dishes. Its popularity, she won easily cooking. Often pasta can be found in Italian and Asian cuisine. In Russia a paste often called pasta – you can buy them in any store, but if you have the desire to experiment in the kitchen, pasta can be easily prepared from simple ingredients.
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Flour for pasta

For classic Italian paste need to choose a flour of firm grades, and the dough is prepared in the water. When using soft wheat varieties need to add 1 egg per 100 grams flour. To the dough is elastic and homogeneous, the flour need to sift, it not only ensures the absence of impurities, but also saturates it with oxygen.

The dough for the pasta

To get the perfect pasta, the dough should knead for at least 15 minutes. The finished dough have to rest in a cool place for 30 minutes.

How to roll out the dough

Roll out the dough you need on floured surface. If the dough should be divided into several parts, unused parts should be covered with a damp towel so they don't dry out. Roll out the dough you need from yourself, constantly turning the resulting layer. The ideal thickness of the dough for the pasta – a maximum of 2 mm.

How to cut pasta

Ideally, the dough should be cut by a special machine – the pasta maker. If the kitchen is this unit available, you can use a sharp knife with a thin blade or wheel for cutting pasta. Finished strips should be dry, so closing them is not necessary.

How to store pasta

Homemade pasta can be stored only after it is completely dry. For this purpose, special dryer or regular dryer. In the second case you need to cover the paste with a paper towel, otherwise it will settle the dust. Spread out the paste so that it do not stick together. Store homemade pasta in a month. You can store the paste in the freezer, spread it on a large baking sheet and cover with a film, in this case the shelf life is extended to 6 months. The best way to cook a small amount of pasta that they in storage did not lose their own taste.

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