Conchiglie Rigate Cioccolato Con Cipolle E Formaggio Cheddar

In Italian it reads: Chocolate conchiglie rigate (sea shells pasta) with onions and cheddar cheese.

Chocolate pasta?!? Oh yeah your eyes is not tricking you.

Where did I get this idea? David Rocco’s Dolce Vita series. Oh it was I think more than a year ago. But the thought of adding chocolate sauce to pasta remains vivid in my mind until this day.

Just so happen that I was hungry yesterday night. So I decided to try adding chocolate to pasta since I’m only making a small bowl for myself.

I didn’t check out David Rocco’s penne al cioccolato with anchovies recipe. I was trying my own version ala Chef Michael Smith ‘experiment with flavours’ before trying his version.

First I saute the onions and than later add tomatoes and pepper. Notice I didn’t write tomatoes in my title post? That’s because tomatoes didn’t give an significant to this dish. Can omit it all together. Cheddar cheese is not so significant as well. πŸ˜›

Then I add water and milk powder and let it simmer for awhile. I also add a bit cornflour so the sauce can thicken faster. I don’t want to wait. Hungry already. Then I add cheddar cheese. It’s yummy enough. Can just eat like this with pasta.

Then I decided to be bold. I add in 4 thin pieces of Lindt Mocha Milk Chocolate. My love for Lindt and its famous Lindor chocolate is unconditional.

I wasn’t sure how it’s gonna taste like when I add in the pasta later. But who cares!

Stir, stir, stir… and it becomes C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.

This is the final goods. Doesn’t look nice eh?

The verdict… my first Chocolate pasta is not bad and can be improved. Can be improved because it’s milky. I was imagining darker chocolate taste. Maybe it’s because of the milk powder (added quite alot haha) and also Lindt Mocha Milk chocolate. Didn’t realize this chocolate has milk in it. So this is just an experiment. I’m satisfied.

Next time I will follow David Rocco’s Chocolate Pasta recipe. Wohooo!!!

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  • Reply Jemima December 15, 2008 at 8:34 am

    That looks good but I think it is too rich for me. :tongue:

  • Reply xin December 15, 2008 at 11:18 am

    wah brave!! :kowtow:

    ever considered using milo powder?

  • Reply Amber-Mae December 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Hmm, not sure about the chocolate part but I eat everything!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  • Reply Dawn December 16, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Mhmmmm :thinking: Well, I guess I can be adventurous, will try with plain dark chocolate.

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 16, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Jemima, :laughing:

    Xin, wah nope. You try before?

    Amber-Mae, hey oh yeah everything except choc! :drool:

    Dawn, oh yeah try try

  • Reply Togo the Dog December 16, 2008 at 9:05 am

    That looks so yummy! Drool.

  • Reply xin December 16, 2008 at 10:38 am

    can u try with milo and let me know the result? πŸ˜›

  • Reply Neo December 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Looks not too bad…, next time try milo and nescafe. :skull:

  • Reply Angie Tan December 16, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Whoa.. Was this a savoury or desert dish? πŸ˜›

    Anyway, chocolate as a savoury dish is quite interesting. Imagine the Mexican “mouley” dish (chocolate with chicken/turkey). πŸ˜›

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Togo, oh yes it’s super yummy.

    Xin, sure πŸ˜€ I’m curious too.

    Neo, Nescafe? wah

    Angie Tan, this can be make lunch or dinner. Hehehe

  • Reply jam December 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Never tried a chocolate pasta before. Nice try!

  • Reply Che-Cheh December 19, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Jam, you can try yourself…see u like or not

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