There is never better than homemade, and although pasta can sound daunting it’s actually really simple to make and with our ProCook Pasta Maker you’ll be making spaghetti left, right and centre.
We did our research and read up on how long we should dry our pasta for before trying to cook with it and rather typically when looking to the Internet for advice, we found that everyone had a different answer. Some said a few hours, others that there was no need to dry it at all, but we were particularly convinced by a thread of comments we came across where drying your pasta for around 45 minutes seemed to be the only way to do it (and the many mentions of ‘my Italian grandmother has always done it this way‘ or ‘we’ve done it this way for generations in our family’ is what finally helped us make our decision!). Well, lo and behold, it worked! 45 minutes of drying and our pasta turned out absolutely perfectly.
Now we’re no pasta making experts so if you have been making homemade pasta for years and you dry it for much longer or don’t dry it at all we’re not suggesting you should start doing any differently, but if you’re a pasta making novice then we’d recommend going with the 45 minutes to begin with and altering it to your taste in the future.
Just remember that if you’re planning on freezing your freshly made pasta that it’s essential to dry it thoroughly before freezing to avoid any mould forming, making it unusable.