This past week I was shopping for some cooking supplies when I ran across one of the most unique foods I’ve ever seen, Chocolate Pasta. Of course, the word “chocolate” included in any dish catches my eye! So, I bought a package and took it home to play with.
After sifting through several interesting recipes on the internet for chocolate pasta, I realized that it is a rather popular gourmet dish, and appears to be served up more in the Northern USA than the Southern regions, where I’m from. The most common uses for chocolate pasta include fruits (such as fruit and chocolate pasta salad), sauces (such as a raspberry or chocolate sauce mixed in), or in some other rather unique creations (just search “chocolate pasta” on YouTube to see what I mean!).
So, for Sunday lunch I created a simple gourmet dessert treat that I thought was pretty good: I placed a few chocolate chips with a small dip of plum or strawberry preserves in the bottom of a dessert dish, topped it with some hot, cooked, chocolate pasta spirals, mixed it together (melting the chocolate and jam together to form a sauce), and topped it with light whipped topping.
The dessert was pretty good, I thought. Please note: the chocolate pasta is really not very sweet at all. It tastes alot like regular pasta. So, if you want a really sweet dish you will have to use a sweet sauce.