My friend Kate was in Italy for the holidays and for my birthday she sent me the most unique birthday present to date: CHOCOLATE PASTA! I love getting mail and when I opened this parcel I was so excited and surprised to see what was inside. I had never seen chocolate pasta before, let alone had any idea how to even cook it! The next night I was watching Chopped on the Food Network, a favourite of mine and guess what they featured as a basket ingredient for their dessert round, chocolate ravioli. I was inspired to make a delicious dessert out of this otherwise starchy ingredient and I began looking up different recipes. I was inspired by numerous recipes, but in the end improvised with the ingredients I had in my kitchen and this is what I ended up with: Chocolate Pasta with a Cream, Nutella sauce with Pistachios.
- 1 package of chocolate pasta (I didn't use the whole package because I was a little skeptical at first)
- small carton of whipping cream (250 ml)
- 1/4 cup of nutella
- handful of crushed pistachios
- shaved white chocolate
For pasta, follow along on package directions (for mine it said to boil water and cook for 4-6 minutes, then strain). In frying pan, (while the pasta is cooking) begin melting the Nutella and mixing with the whipping cream to make a chocolate sauce. Grate or shave white or dark chocolate (I liked the look of the white chocolate because it looked like parmesan!). Crush a handful of shelled pistachios (or you could also use hazelnuts). Once the pasta has cooked, strain and mix with chocolate sauce. Plate the pasta and top with grated chocolate, pistachios and garnish with raspberries, and enjoy!