To cook pasta in the microwave, place the desired amount of pasta in a dish or deep plate. Avoid filling the container to the brim. Cook the pasta at 800 W with one and a half times its volume in water for about 10 minutes.
When cooking fresh pasta, the cooking time usually depends on its thickness. Normally, they are cooked when they float on the surface of the water. Avoid adding oil to the cooking water, as the fat will prevent the sauce from coating them well. Drain the pasta and serve them immediately without rinsing them in cold water.
To make fresh pasta, use T55 or T65 type wheat flour. Replace some of the flour with fine durum wheat semolina for al dente pasta. Use extra-fresh eggs and count 1 egg per 100 g of flour. The dough can be flavored with spices, herbs or vegetables. Let the dough rest overnight to remove its elasticity before passing it in small quantities through the pasta machine.
To make fresh pasta without a machine, thinly roll out the dough several times while flouring it. To make tagliatelle, roll up the dough on itself before cutting into thin strips. To make lasagna sheets, just cut rectangles of equal size.