Recipe For Chocolate Pasta

I’ve wanted to make chocolate pasta for quite some time now and when I saw this month’s We Should Cocoa challenge on Blue Kitchen Bakes I decided this was the weekend to get it done. There was a bit of trepidation with the pasta component as I didn’t know how well it would roll through my pasta maker. This aspect of the dish was easy and I will definitely make the pasta again. I chose to make the sauce quite tart but Dave said that the acidic aspect of it overwhelmed the pasta. I quite liked it, but then I don’t have an overtly sweet tooth given that I have very little sugar in my diet. The first thing one has to get used to is the sweet pasta. One expects pasta to be a savoury dish. Because of this expectation I mimicked pasta with a tomato sauce, garnished with fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese. This dessert needs to go from stove to bowl to tummy quite quickly, which is something I could not achieve with plating and photographing. It is an interesting combination of flavours heightened by the ginger in the sauce. I won’t be making this recipe again, but I have another recipe written in my book to try soon.

have you ever had chocolate pasta?

"Chocolate Pasta With A Blackcurrant And Ginger Sauce"
Chocolate Pasta With A Blackcurrant And Ginger Sauce

 

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Chocolate Pasta With A Blackcurrant And Ginger Sauce

Author: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 25 g cocoa
  • 75 g pasta flour
  • 1 egg
  • 125 g frozen blackcurrants
  • 2.5 cm root ginger peeled and very finely chopped
  • 15 mls honey - add more if you want it sweeter
  • 15 mls dry rosé wine
  • Small handful of mint chopped for garnishing
  • Grated milk chocolate for garnishing

Instructions

  • In a bowl, bring together the cocoa, flour and egg until it forms a dough
  • Knead for 5 minutes
  • Cover with cling film and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Using your pasta machine, roll on the number 1 setting until well laminated and the glutens have fully developed
  • Roll out to the number 7 setting before cutting into strands
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil and while you are waiting for this start on the sauce
  • In a frying pan gently heat the blackcurrants, ginger, honey and wine
  • Simmer for 5 minutes while you cook your pasta for 3 minutes
  • Drain the pasta and toss through the sauce
  • Place into a bowl and garnish with mint and chocolate

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Pasta

  1. Wow, I have never had chocolate pasta but it sounds like a great idea. Since pasta is really just flour and egg yolks there is nothing really savoury about the actual noodle so I can imagine it would work out very well 🙂 x

  2. What a fantastic & amazing special cacao pasta recipe!
    So well flavoured too, dear Tandy! I want a big spoonful right now!

  3. What a fun recipe. I do enjoy trying out these slightly left of centre recipes. I made chocolate pancakes with blackcurrents today and the subtle flavourings I added to the pancakes were completely lost by the blackcurrents. They were very nice though as I’m sure your pasta was. Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa.

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