Storage of fresh pasta dough in fridge

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by OptionsOptionsOptions, Jun 10, 2018.

    • Bob's Red Mill No1 Durum Wheat Semolina Flour.
    • Eggs.
    • Olive Oil.
    • Small amount of water.

    I searched online and they say that you can store pasta dough in the fridge for a few days. I am wondering why only a few days? Eggs are good for 1 month in the fridge. I assume the reason is that the flour reacts with the eggs.

    Presently I have some 90g fresh pasta dough balls in the fridge and freezer.
  1. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    The reason why is because the moisture content of the pasta becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms after a few days. In other words, microorganisms need water in order to flourish. When you freeze that same pasta dough, the water content in the dough is converted from a liquid to a solid which prevents microorganisms from being able to use that moisture for growth, so that's why the freezing process preserves food for much longer than the fridge.
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  3. speedo


    "Dollar Bill" Jefferson put his dough in the freezer.
  4. They


    Pizza dough does not contain eggs. Good thing there are no Italians on ET.
  5. speedo


    OP said pasta dough which does contain eggs.