Chocolate Pasta – Maccheroni con le noci

Chocolate Pasta – Maccheroni con le noci

for 4 people
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

300 g pappardelle or other wide noodles
100 g granulated sugar
60 g dark chocolate, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
125 g finely chopped walnuts
3 tbs rum
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Ground cinnamon
Freshly ground nutmeg

Maccheroni con le noci – pasta in sweet dark chocolate, topped with honey and walnuts.  

If you consider pasta only as a savory dish – you are wrong.
From 17th century people in Central Italy started adding fine dark chocolate to their pasta dishes: lasagna in anchovy-almond-chocolate sauce; pappardelle in rabbit-chocolate sauce; fried liver accented with dark chocolate; and polenta topped with chocolate breadcrumbs, almonds, and cinnamon.

So today we want to share with you pasta chocolate dish called: Maccheroni con le noci (pasta in sweet dark chocolate, topped with honey and walnuts).

1. Prepare pasta and cook it
2. Drain it, return to the cooking pot, and, off the heat, immediately toss with sugar, chocolate, walnuts, rum, zest, and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss well, until the sugar and chocolate dissolve.
3. Serve topped with grated chocolate and a drizzle of honey.

Easy right? Tell us what you think!

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