Chocolate Pasta
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Recipe type: Dessert, Entree
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Serves: 4-6
 
Chocolate pasta that you can top with a sweet sauce for dessert, or even a regular tomato sauce for a main dish entree
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4-6 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the flour and cocoa powder. Mix with the paddle attachment until well-blended. Remove from mixer.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and crack the eggs into it. Scramble them with a fork, adding 2 Tbsp of water in the process.
  3. Start mixing in the flour/cocoa with the fork, adding more water as needed, 1 Tbsp at a time. You will have to finish bringing it together by hand.
  4. You can start kneading the dough in the mixing bowl, but I found it easier to lightly flour the counter and continue kneading there. Knead for 10 minutes, then cover with the mixing bowl and let the dough sit for 30 minutes to rest.
  5. Attach the pasta roller attachment to your mixer. Divide the dough into 4 portions. Take 1 portion and cover the rest with the bowl again. Feed the portion through the pasta roller per manufacturer's directions. In my case, I put it through setting 1 5-6 times, folding in half each time, then setting 2 2-3 times, and setting 3 1-2 times.
  6. Lay out dough sheet on a lightly floured work surface and cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Lay out strips somewhere they can dry slightly--I hear wooden drying racks are great for this, but I just used the top of a Gladware type container. A friend recommended on cookie sheets lined with wax paper.
  7. Repeat with the other 3 portions of dough. Allow the noodles to air dry for 30 minutes or so.
  8. Fill a large pot with water and add to it ¼ cup granulated sugar. Once it comes to a rolling boil, add the pasta and boil for 3½ minutes. Drain.
  9. Add your sauce--whether it's a dessert sauce, like White Chocolate Liqueur Sauce or a main dish tomato sauce--and serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2011/09/01/first-on-the-first-pasta-with-food-babbles/