Chocolate Pasta

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Right now I am completely frustrated.

I should NOT be putting out these horrible pictures.

Seriously, you don’t have to tell me how bad they are, I already know.

I was so focused on getting them done before dark.
I forced it when I should have just waited until tomorrow.
I snapped away, and NONE were good.

BUT…I really wanted to post this today.

I couldn’t wait to try this recipe.
Chocolate Pasta

two words that you wouldn’t normally use together

I remember seeing a package of chocolate pasta years ago.
I did not buy it then, but for some reason it popped into my head today.

We {well most of us} love chocolate, and
we love pasta {a few of  us too much}

It’s really just a basic pasta dough with the addition of cocoa powder, and
it smells SO good when you are rolling and cutting

I wanted to keep it simple, so I used a simple butter sauce with a few Fresno chilies {this may have been a tad too hot for the kiddos}  and some freshly grated Parmesan.

YUM

I enjoy spicy, and it’s a great partner to chocolate, but you could always use a mild pepper in place of the chili.

The pasta was delicious; PLEASE do not judge it by my terrible pics:(

Enjoy!

For the pasta:
2 cups of flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup of good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp olive oil
water

Combine the flour and cocoa powder
make a well in the center of the flour
add the egg and oil in to the well
mix/knead into a ball
cover with a damp towel and let sit for 30 minutes

cut into noodles {I LOVE my pasta maker}

fresh pasta cooks very quickly – about 4 – 6  minutes

Sauce:
1 – 2 chilies thinly sliced {seeds removed}
1 stick of butter

melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat
add in the chilies
cook until the butter begins to brown

toss with the pasta
sprinkle on freshly shaved Parmesan

trust me it tastes SO much better than it looks