Fresh Semolina Pasta (Orichette, etc.): Dry Before Cooking?

Hello!

For semolina & water-based pasta doughs for shapes like orichette and cavatelli, can I cook immediately after making? Should I dry it out for 30mins or so first? Should I dry it out longer, like 5-6 days?

I have heard that with this type of dough (compared to egg dough), it is better to dry it out some rather than cook fresh. Thoughts?

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Maedl
Maedl March 11, 2018

I let the orechiette dry for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking.

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