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Pasta made ahead?

missykg | Jan 18, 201107:56 AM

Hi! First - I'm a newbie. My name is Missy. I have often come here to peruse the boards and am often amazed at the skill level of culinary knowledge here! I have been wanting to join and jump in in the foodie conversations and now I actually have a question to ask - so why not start now?

Per the topic... I am having a birthday party this weekend and expect around 15 - 20 people. I am considering doing a pasta bar with various sauces available and make some fresh pasta (I just got a roller and am in love).

So - first, I know I can make the pasta dough ahead of time and just go for an extended rest period. My question is, how far in advance can I cut it and let it hang out before cooking it? Can I just fluff it with flour and let it sit for nearly an hour? I envision a goopy stuck together mess doing that - but I've never done it...

Any suggestions?

PS - thank you for letting me crash the party - I am looking forward to participating here!

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