Chocolate pasta

Chocolate Pasta! It doesn't get any more decedent then that. I’m Kira Volpi and a homemade pasta dough recipe with a deep and rich flavor is amazing! Serve it with my strawberry sauce. I’ll show you how.

Hi my name is Kira Volpi and any chocoholic knows that when a chocolate attack calls you MUST answer and I couldn't think of a better way to appease both of my additions then to make a chocolate flavored pasta.

But Chocolate is no stranger to Italians where in Perugia, Umbria the Italians have a 10 day festival dedicated to all things chocolate. It's called the Eurochocolate Festival and it’s held in mid October. Like any festival in Italy, it lasts for days. Ten whole days of CHOCOLATE.

  1. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookies and chocolate cakes
  2. Chocolate lipstick and chocolate cosmetics
  3. Chocolate infused cheeses of all kinds
  4. Chocolate flavored salamis and dried meats
  5. Chocolate Wines, chocolate olive oils, chocolate balsamic vinegars
  6. There is even a contest for the best chocolate hair style
And of course, Chocolate Pasta.

First we begin by making our chocolate flavored pasta dough. Using my basic instructions on my Back to
How To Make Pasta
page with the following ingredients and you’ve got the beginnings of something magical to your tongue.

Let's get started!

Chocolate Pasta Ingredients:

Chocolate pasta ingredients

  1. 1½ cups of all purpose flour, plus extra
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 cube of bakers chocolate
  5. 2-3 Tbsp of water
½ cup of bakers sugar if you want it sweet, rich flavor. I did not add it because I wanted a deep, earthy flavor to off set the super sweet gorgeous, slightly spicy, super sweet and rich strawberry sauce I served with this chocolate flavored pasta. Ya! I did that.

Chocolate Pasta Preparation:

NOTE: The ¼ cup of water is used to dilute the cubes of bakers chocolate so it can blend into the dough. You probably will not be using all of the chocolate. I used 2 to 3 tablespoons.

Bakers Chocolate Chocolate Pasta Dough

I heated the bakers chocolate in a double broiler. It's simple. Take a sauce pan and bring about an 1 inch of water to a boil. Place a pyrex or heat safe bowl or glass in the center of the pan so the water is just touching the bottom of the glass bowl and allow the chocolate to melt. Stir in a little bit of water to thin out the consistency to a paste like texture.

Just as you would any homemade pasta recipe you begin by mixing the blended flours and salt together and form a pile in the center of a large cutting board or flat marble or granite counter top. You can read my HOW TO MAKE PASTA page for step by step instructions and pictures!

When you've completed the kneading process, place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let is sit for at least two hours. You must let it rest or sit prior to putting it in the refrigerator if you're going to store it.

I shaped my basic pasta dough into a fettucini. I thought it would give a nice appearance on the plate with the strawberry and sauce and it made it so easy to slurp it into my belly.

Vivere, Amare, Ridere e Mangiare Bene
Live, Love, Laugh and Eat Well!
Kira Volpi

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