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August 25, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Pasta with Strawberry Cream Cheese and Chocolate Syrup (Pasta made from scratch)



Now I started enjoying making pasta at home, and my Anush being a fun partner in my kitchen helping me. This time I decided to do something which Anush would enjoy helping me and in eating as well. From long time I did want to try this chocolate pasta, as I remember I once saw it in the Iron Chef challenge in Food Network. Now that I can manage making a perfect dough, I thought why not try making chocolate pasta too. I still remember one of the non egg eater blogger (Schmetterling Words) asked me, as to why all these yummy recipes has to be made with eggs. So keeping that in mind, this time I am making this without eggs :-) and using flax meal instead. It didn't make any difference in taste, so I consider that I won in this experiment. Anush loved it and ate almost all of the pasta all my himself. What else can make a mom happy!!


Ingredients:
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To Make Chocolate Pasta Dough:
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1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups of All Purpose flour
3 tbsp Flax Meal + 5 tbsp Water (or 1 Egg)
1/4 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
1 tsp Olive Oil

To Make Strawberry Cream Cheese Sauce:
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1 cup Fresh Strawberries pureed
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Butter
3 tbsp Cream Cheese

Method:
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Making Pasta Dough and Shapes:
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1. In a mixing bowl add the flax meal and water and whisk it until it becomes frothy and gooey like egg, then add olive oil and whisk it again for a min.


2. In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and microwave it for about 20 secs. mix with a fork and if necessary melt the chocolate again for more 20 secs. Make sure the chocolate does not melt too much or burn.
3. Now allow the chocolate to cool a bit and add it to the flax meal mixture and mix again.



4. Now in another bowl add the all purpose flour and pour the flax meal and chocolate mixture and knead it until the sides does not stick. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and keep it aside for about 30 mins. Now remove the dough from the plastic wrap and knead the dough again for a min.


5. Transfer the crumbly dough into a working surface and knead the dough for about 6 mins or until the dough is elastic, smooth and doe snot stick to your fingers.



6. roll the dough with a rolling pin to any shape and thickness and cut into shapes. I used mini cookie cutter shape of rectangle and folded the sides and pressed in the middle to form a bow shaped pasta.




7. Make different shapes if you want to and dust all the pasta with flour so that each one does not stick.

Making Strawberry Crean Sauce:
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1. In a sauce pan melt butter, add strawberry puree and sugar and mix well and bring it to a boil, off the flame and allow it to cool, then add the cream cheese and whisk it so that there are no lumps...or you can also blend it in a mixer to get smooth consistency.

Making Pasta with Sauce:
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1. In a large pot, fill with 1/2 of water, and bring it to a boil, add the pasta and cook it for about 7-8 mins or until the pasta is Al Dente.
2. Strain the ecess liquid and transfer it again to the pot, add the strawberry cream sauce and in low flame mix well for a min.


3. Serve it warm with more sauce and drizzle chocolate syrup for extra sweetness and taste.

Sending this to the Event "Pasta Pizza and Noodles hosted by Jayasri - "Samayal Arai" and Pari - "Foodelicious".

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25 comments:

  1. very new and interesting one.nicely made

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  2. Hats off to u dear,wounderful pictorial and presentation...perfect made it.

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  3. OMG no words for this wonderful work so so yummy n kids will n me too will not it..

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  4. Wow Anu... simply gorgeous.. never knew my favorite farfalle can be done at home... thanks for the step-by-step pics!!
    btw... have smthng ready for strawberries event.. would post soon..

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  5. chocolate pasta it sounds different...u made it beautifully...lil ones vl luv ths...

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  6. Chocolate Pasta... that looks creative and yumm ! :)

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  7. FAntastic...and such innovative recipe...would love to indulge..

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  8. Oh dear... U have become an accomplished pasta maker.. Nice chocolatey pasta recipe...

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  9. wow, very innovative dear, kudos to u for making pasta from scratch, that too an interesting chocolate pasta..sauce too looks excellent..

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  10. very interesting. you did it very well. I love Choco flavor.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  11. Chocolate pasta is completely new to me. This sounds so interesting. Very nice step by step picture tutorial. Thanks for dropping by my blog and your folloiwng. I guess we have a lot to share:D

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  12. loved the fact that u did pasta frm scratch -good one ! kids are sure to love this one !!

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  13. Sounds very interesting and tempting.. awesome preparation !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. Wow .. pasta from scratch .. looks good dear.

    Vardhini

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  15. Hat's off to your patience in making these pastas from the scratch...good job and the recipe is really interesting

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  16. Hi Anu, that was very thoughtful and sooo kind of you to have considered my wish. I feel so honoured and happy. This chocolate pasta is entirely new to me. In fact, I must try it, I say. Thanks again for the step-by-step instructions. Strawberry sauce is a great accompaniment to the chocolaty flavour. Great job!!

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  17. Wow! That's an interesting recipe. Mouthwatering.

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  18. wow, what a creativity, very very new and interesting. I would love to give it a try :)

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  19. Wow. Very creative work. And fantabulous presentation. I am one of the non egg eater blogger too :-). SO thanks for sharing this :-)

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  20. This is truly a different n innovative idea..:)

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  21. wow.. that is one fun pasta.. chocolate! never tried it.. but now i should!!
    Thanks for dropping by the blog!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Blog ,
    Hobby And More on Facebook

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  22. I always want to try making chocolate pasta. Your chocolate bows look so pretty.

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  23. Lovely recipe, way to go girl, thanks for sending this to my event.

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