Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
I wish I could claim this as my own recipe, but I found this online and it is exactly what I would have tried. So here I am giving it a home on Food.com until it's proper owner comes along. The original link is here = http://www.italian-cooking-made-easy.com/ChocolatePasta.html there are many other delightful recipes and ideas on the site, take a look. "The idea of chocolate pasta may sound strange, but once you try it you will love it! The great thing about homemade pasta is that you can flavor it any way you like. It is excellent served cold and can be made in advance for a quick dessert. Top it with whatever you like. Try adding raspberry sauce, or raspberry sauce with a little bit of liqueur mixed in. Toss the pasta with Grand Marnier or Amaretto, chocolate sauce and top with fresh whipped cream for a delicious treat."
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- In a large bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder and salt together with a wire whisk. Dump the flour mixture onto your work surface or in a large bowl. Make a deep well in the center of the mound and break the eggs into it. Mix the eggs with a fork, adding 1 Tbsp oil and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir with your fork until you form a soft dough. When you have formed a soft, dough ball, transfer it to a clean, floured working surface and knead for 5-10 minutes until the dough is soft, elastic and uniform in color. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for an hour before rolling.
- Roll the dough through your pasta machine and use your spaghetti, linguini or fettuccine cutting attachment. Cook your pasta in unsalted, boiling water for 2 – 3 minutes. Drain thoroughly but do not rinse.
- Mound your warm pasta onto dessert plates and serve immediately with sauce, or chill to serve cold.
- Optional idea: You could substitute vanilla for mint essence, or even add a little fresh mint to turn this into choc mint pasta and most likely other essences would allow you to make any combination you liked.