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How to store shortcrust pastry – AltroFood – Gordon Ramsay’s version

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How to store shortcrust pastry

There shortcrust pastry it is one of the most loved and versatile basic pastry doughs, used to create tarts, biscuits and desserts of various kinds. His preparation it requires attention and care, but equally important is knowledge how to store it adequately to maintain its qualities unaltered. Correct storage not only guarantees the freshness and the softness of the dough, but also allows you to optimize times in the kitchen, having a ready base for your own confectionery creations. In this context, it becomes essential to know the most effective methods for preserving shortcrust pastry, both short and long term.

How to store shortcrust pastry

Preserving shortcrust pastry can be done in different ways, depending on your needs and the time available. Once prepared, the shortcrust pastry can be used immediately or stored for future use. If you do not intend to use it immediately, it is essential to take some precautions to preserve its quality.

For a short-term storage, the shortcrust pastry can be wrapped in cling film and placed in the refrigerator. In this way, the dough remains elastic and ready to use for approximately 2-3 days. It is important to make sure that the film adheres well to the dough to prevent it from absorbing odors from the refrigerator.

For a long-term storageHowever, the shortcrust pastry can be frozen. After carefully wrapping it in transparent film, it is advisable to place it in a food bag and place it in the freezer. In this way, the shortcrust pastry can be preserved for a long time about 2 months. Before use, you will need to transfer it to the refrigerator 24 hours to allow a gradual defrostingthus preserving its texture and ease of processing.

Another aspect to consider is the conservation of the rolled out dough, for example, if you want to prepare the base for a cake in advance. In this case, the dough can be rolled out, placed on a baking tray and covered with cling film before being refrigerated or frozen, following the same times indicated above.

In short, correct conservation of shortcrust pastry is essential to guarantee the success of your confectionery preparations. Whether it’s a tart for breakfast or biscuits for afternoon tea, having quality shortcrust pastry available makes the difference. To explore a delicious recipe that uses shortcrust pastry, I invite you to consult grandmother’s cake, a timeless classic of Italian pastry making.

How to store lasagna – Creative in the kitchen – Gordon Ramsay’s version

How to store lasagna - Creative in the kitchen

There lasagna it is one of the best known typical Italian dishes in the world. Once prepared and cooked, it can also be kept for several days or months and then enjoyed as long as certain precautions are followed.

If you want to prepare lasagna and then store it, use only quality ingredients. Cover the pan with cling film (avoid aluminum foil) or place the lasagna in an airtight container.
At this point you can store them in fridge (temperature approx. + 8 ° C) for a maximum of 2 days.

It is also possible to freeze lasagna cooked, but not refrozen (i.e. thawed and frozen again). The lasagna must be covered on the surface, I recommend an airtight container (preferably glass). At this point you can freeze it and keep it for up to 3 months. If you are preparing a lasagna that includes ricotta as an ingredient, I do not recommend freezing.
To use them, simply take them out of the freezer, put them in the refrigerator and let them thaw very slowly, then bake them if necessary (in a preheated oven at 180 ° C or in the microwave for 3 minutes) when it is completely thawed.


How to store nougat – Creative in the kitchen – Gordon Ramsay’s version

How to store nougat

How to store nougat

Torrone is a very old typical Italian dessert, mainly for Christmas. It is composed of egg white, honey, sugar and almonds which form the base common to all types with the possible addition of walnuts, peanuts, toasted hazelnuts and pistachios; it is often covered with two layers of host.

It would be preferable to consume the nougat, hard or soft, in the shortest possible time, but if this is not possible, we can keep it for some time. It goes preserved in an airtight container and placed in a cool (temperature around + 8 ° C) and dry place at a constant temperature, preferably a food storage. Its enemy is humidity, which must be avoided so that it does not lose consistency. In this way it can also be kept for several months.

Also, many ask me: but it is possible to freeze the nougat? If we have to keep the nougat for a long time, I recommend cutting it into pieces, placing it in freezer bags for food and then in the freezer. You must be careful to avoid condensation which would ruin the product. To defrost it, I recommend placing it first in the refrigerator for a few hours and then at room temperature, before consuming it.


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