Help - my pasta is drying out too much!
Hi, love your website, love the recipes, and everything!
My question is: what do I need to do differently so that the pasta I make doesn't become sooo brittle after I have dried it that it breaks into little pieces?
I have made pasta (with regular flour) and run it through the pasta maker - then lay the individual strands out on a drier to dry.
Problem is, when they are ready to remove, they are soo brittle and break into little pieces as I touch them to take them off the rack.
Hi Amie and thanks for your glowing website feedback.
Re: drying pasta, the truth is that I personally don't dry it at all. It's always tasted scrumptious enough to me not to bother.
However last year I spoke to a very nice Italian man from Imperia (the pasta machine makers who also sell drying racks), and he advised that you should dry pasta, for 5 - 10 minutes only.
So I would suggest that's likely your issue... you're maybe drying it a little too long. So try reducing this 'drying time'.
Hope that helps. All the noodly best,