Introduction: Chocolate Pasta

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I know I know. Chocolate pasta. Those 2 words really shouldn't go together. But, I wanted to share the chocolately love. A great way to impress (or perhaps gross out?) your dinner guests, or a halloween or easter treat. I haven't put a a topping, but the options are endless, and potentially waist expanding.

ETA: I am currently working on a Ravioli using this pasta. Stay tuned for the next installment!

Step 1: The Ingredients

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This recipe is from the Australian Women's Weekly Pasta Cookbook 1994

Serves 4 people

1 cup of Plain Flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
60g (2oz) Dark Chocolate
2 Tbsp Cocoa
1 Tbsp Icing (Powdered) sugar

Add all the ingredients into your food processor and process until mixture forms into a ball.

Step 2: The Kneeding

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Turn onto a lightly floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes until smooth.

Step 3: The Rolling

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Split the dough in half and work with half at a time.

Flatten pasta out with hands slightly and roll on widest setting in pasta machine. Fold over, and repeat, occasionally changing the rolling width. This stablises the dough for when you roll it thin. As it gets closer to the thickness you want, you can drop the folding over step.

If you don't have a pasta machine, you can roll this out with a rolling pin.

Step 4: The Cutting

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Put your water on to boil at this point. I didn't salt the water as I wasn't sure how the salt would effect the taste of the pasta.

Once you get your dough to the thickness you want (i got it down to about 1mm) cut pasta into the length you require. I cut my pasta sheet in half. You can of course choose to not cut it at this stage, or cut after it has been put through the machine again.

In the pictures, I put the pasta through the spaghetti size cutters, however, I think it would make a better fettucchine.

So, cut your pasta at the size you want. If you aren't using a pasta machine you can roll the pasta sheet firmly and cut into the desired width and unroll the cut slices.

Step 5: The Cooking

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Once your pasta is all cut and looking nice, and your water is ready, add the pasta to the water and cook for 3 minutes.

(In the pictures, I have only cooked half the pasta. You will need a really big pot of boiling water to make the full 4 serves)

Step 6: The Serving

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After 3 minutes, remove the pasta from the water and drain.

I haven't included a topping in this Instructable, but the possibilities are endless.

A runny chocolate ganash, mixed berries, a strawberry sauce, or even just ice cream and topping! Whatever your sweet tooth lovin' heart desires.

The chocolate flavour is not overpowering, its mild at best. You could experiment with the amount of chocolate at the first step. And as horrid as it looks, and as apprehensive as you may be, its is worth it!


femvet76 (author)2017-08-28

cut for ravioli

Metabolic Cooking (author)2016-12-07

Oh God!))) Its fantastic

CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-13

COOL!!! :D

Mauigerbil (author)2012-04-08

Maybe you should cut it into macaroni shapes to avoid the wormy look, and cover it in chocolate sauce and call it Chocolateroni and Chocolate

gregd888 (author)2009-08-13

Looks like a bunch of worms

tseemann (author)gregd8882011-11-17

I totally agree!!! Wonder if fish would go for them? lol
Maybe if the dough was cut differently it would look more appetizing to me.... but like this, no!

alittlestranger (author)2010-01-07

Makes me think of Elf, you know when will ferell puts maple syrpus and candy on everything? My boyf is nuts about chocolate, im gonna make this for him :)

i was just thinking about that same thing when buddy puts chocolate syrup on his spaghetti

supertoria12 (author)orangecrush2011-05-02

if only that spaghetti was made from chocolate, which strangely enough, isn't even a major part of the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. it would just fall under candy.

TechNerd1012 (author)2009-07-05

so you could possibly do this with other chocolates other than dark, like milk or something

tea_lover (author)TechNerd10122009-07-15

I'm not sure it would work as well with milk chocolate but if you try it let us know how it goes! I *think* you could maybe pull it off with white chocolate, leaving out the cocoa powder and perhaps adding more icing sugar.

dojers (author)tea_lover2010-05-04

 Why wouldn't milk chocolate work as well as dark chocolate?  I'm new to making anything with chocolate (although I'll eat just about anything chocolate and the thought of chocolate pasta sounds good to me!! :) so I don't know the differences in the cooking with it.

Ciege666 (author)dojers2011-04-16

Have not done this myself, but one day i was curious as to why Dark chocolate and White Chocolate were different so i looked it up. As it turns out, Dark Chocolate has the most Cocoa in it, and White Chocolate has the least, none in fact. White Chocolate is made entirely from Cocoa Butter (did not look up exactly what this was) and a Dark Chocolate is primarily Cocoa, with less better, and Milk Chocolate falling between the 2.

So i would assume it because of the Cocoa Butter more than anything, but as always, experimenter is worth the effort in my mind.

codongolev (author)2010-02-14

am I the only one that thought that was worms before reading the title? 

draghi (author)codongolev2010-04-26

no you weren't the only one

qwertz (author)2010-01-29

oho, very good idea to make pasty with chocolate..
few years ago i made also chocopaste, but only pasta with chocolate sauce^^
the faster version...

Foaly7 (author)2009-08-14

I read through the comments, and peoples ideas related to this could fill a cookbook of dessert pastas.

Calypzo (author)2009-08-10

How chocolatey is it?

ssbookyu (author)2009-08-05

I wonder if you could dry the noodles and then pakagee it with a really thick cocoa sauce in powdered form. Sorry for the reapeat I did somthing wierd and my commet got deleated.

H4x (author)2009-06-25

Is it good?

Rock Soldier (author)H4x2009-07-24

Depends? Do you like chocolate?

Lollipop... (author)H4x2009-07-20

I think that only you can say if it's good or not. Tastes are different from person to person.

tea_lover (author)2009-07-15

excellent idea. I am considering experimenting with drying and perhaps giving in the christmas food hamper I give out as presents bi-annually.

ERNesbitt (author)2009-06-24

I thought of this exact thing literally two days ago. The woman in front of me ordered "lasagna and apples" (two separate menu items at the cafeteria), and I though of a sweetened graham flour noodle with a baked apple filling. I carried the thought further and said, "Why not chocolate noodles?" Amazing execution, I will have to try this out. Perhaps a sweetened creme fraiche and strawberries for a topping...

RaNDoMLeiGH (author)ERNesbitt2009-07-12

pumpkin pie filling with your graham noodles would be good, too, as baked ravioli. mmmm

Azayles (author)2009-06-22

Next I wanna see a chocolate Lasagne complete with a "mince" of crumbled chocolate sponge :D

atombomb1945 (author)Azayles2009-06-23

Dude, Chocolate lasgne? Never thought of that. There goes my diet!

Azayles (author)atombomb19452009-06-23

Do it do it now! lol xD Diet after :-P

tea_lover (author)Azayles2009-06-24

I plan to try the whole chocolate lasagne thing sometime! LOL just trying to figure out the best combo of ingredients. I'm thinking it needs caramel though *evil smile*

smileys (author)tea_lover2009-06-24

chocolate lasagna ideas(ones I've seen and some of my own)-

noodle- chocolate lasagna noodle(duh)
ricotta filling- whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate syrup, shredded coconut
topping- marshmallows, caramel, crumbled chocolate sponge, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup

RaNDoMLeiGH (author)smileys2009-07-12

oh, that's evil. How about a spaghetti with Bailey's Irish Cream on it? heh heh

smileys (author)smileys2009-06-27

nuts would make a good topping edition

Coffee Bruin (author)smileys2009-06-27

Ricotta will work with sugar (try castor it should blend smoother) and a little lemon zest or use Mascarpone.

Azayles (author)Coffee Bruin2009-06-27

Oh god, what have I started? lool xD!

ERNesbitt (author)smileys2009-06-24

Too sweet! It needs an orange marmalade or maybe some mint to cut the sweetness.

shantinath1000 (author)tea_lover2009-07-03

try a no cook lasagna- pre-cook the past but use ingredients that don't need cooking- some ideas are a sweetened marscapone or ricotta and layers of raspberry jam or pastry cream or custard or vanilla pudding, or berries soaked in wine or minted strawberries, or ... you get the idea.

who8thebean (author)atombomb19452009-07-02

I initially had thoughts of making chocolate ravioli filled with a small dot of sweetened Marscapone cheese, a raspberry (or some turkish delight) and a couple of shards of Dark Chocolate. You could either boil or deep fry them and serve dusted with icing sugar and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, perhaps also a raspberry sauce. Some double thick cream on the side might also be nice. Very Decadent, but a small serve would be a show stopping desert and I presume that any excess ravioli would freeze quite well. A great desert to make ahead and save time on the night.

Azayles (author)who8thebean2009-07-02

Ooh dear GOD. That sounds intense :o Make it! Make it! Make it now! lmao. Seriously, that's like gourmet chef Michelin stars stuff, that :o

robotguy4 (author)atombomb19452009-06-23

Remember kids: Diets don't work!

red-king (author)robotguy42009-06-24

this insructable is infact THE REASON why diets don't work. hehehe...

robotguy4 (author)red-king2009-06-24

No. Actually its because after you finish the diet you then go back to your normal eating habits/worse eating habits and then gain all that weight back. Controlling how much you eat (fine, dieting) over a long period of time plus exercise is better.

daliad100 (author)robotguy42009-07-02

Going on a diet is a temporary thing and by going on one you will probably revert to your usual eating habits.

Basically, What he said

Azayles (author)robotguy42009-06-24

Not with these instructables they don't, no! lmao

Coffee Bruin (author)Azayles2009-06-27

We and my wife did that about 16 years ago... used Ricotta and sugar with a little cocoa as the filling (there was a little lemon zest in there too). MAN was it rich! But it was a show stopper for our dinner party.

canida (author)Azayles2009-06-23

Ooh. Whipped cream = ricotta filling.
This sounds dangerously good.

Azayles (author)canida2009-06-23

Oooh yeeeah! :-D Someone make it and 'Ible it lol. I lack the necessary will power to not simply devour it before I take photos :P

Myrdydd (author)2009-07-08

I love the idea of this, coupled with strawberry preserves and perhaps marscapone or lightly-sweetened ricotta...

mikeasaurus (author)2009-06-22

I haven't put a a topping, but the options are endless, and potentially waist expanding.

True, but any topping would have taken this instructable to the next level. If you still have some pasta left consider taking one last shot with some whipped cream as your alfredo and maybe some sprinkles as your basil or oregano.

You can't seriously be worried about wasit-expanding toppings if you're eating chocolate pasta already. Anyways, a novel and interesting approach to a dessert, I like!

fabrivassa (author)mikeasaurus2009-07-02

what is an 'alfredo'?

a basic sauce made of cream, butter and cheese.

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