Shelf Life of Homemade Pasta

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by ashleyu, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. ashleyu

    ashleyu

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    I just got the pasta attachement for my kitchenaid and I was hoping to make coloured and flavoured pasta for Christmas presents this year. I know the shelf life for recipes using eggs is not very long so I was wondering how long dried homemade pasta without eggs will last. 

    Thanks!
     
  2. chefross

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    Hello and welcome to ChefTalk. You can make egg pasta, roll it out and cut it with your attachment, then allow it to dry on a tray or wooden pasta racks.

    Once dried your pasta can stay at room temp in a dry cool area of your pantry, for a very long time.

    If you choose to keep the pasta fresh not dry, you can arrange the pasta in small quantities and freeze until needed.

    I make egg, (yellow) Spinach (green) and tomato (red) pasta all the time this way. Works great.