Cocoa fettuccine with bacon, chilli and marjoram recipe

A flavour explosion! 

Want to try something a bit different? Have a go at this funky twist on traditional pasta and get a chance to experience a deep, and complex flavour that’s definitely worth the preparation time! Let us know what you think of this new recipe!

Ingredients

2 eggs

75g finely chopped bacon

25g shallots

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 chilli pepper

180g wheat flour

20g cocoa powder

50g gorgonzola cheese

10g marjoram

Salt to taste

Method

Place eggs, flour, cocoa powder and salt in the mixer bowl. Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer and knead on speed 2 for 2-3 minutes. If the dough is too hard, add a few spoons of water.

Remove the dough from the bowl and cut it into four pieces. Take one piece and flatten into a rectangular shape. Be sure to cover the other pieces with cling film to prevent from drying.

Attach the pasta roller and set the adjustment knob to 1. Turn speed control lever to 2 and run the pasta dough through the pasta sheet roller. Fold into three and pass through the roller again, then repeat this process four or five times.

When the dough is no longer stick, set the adjustment knob to 2. Do not fold the dough this time. Continue rolling the dough through, two or three times on each setting, until you obtain the desired thickness (4). Repeat with the remaining portions of dough.

Attach the fettuccine cutter to the mixer and feed the sheets of pasta through on speed 2.

Run the pasta sheet through the fettuccine cutter with one hand and hold on to the pasta with the other hand as it comes through the cutter.

Lay the strands in a single layer on a clean tea towel of hand them over a pasta drying rack. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.

While the pasta is drying, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

In a large skillet heat 4 tablespoons of oil, add sliced shallots, bacon crushed chilli and fry for 3 minutes on medium/high heat.

Cook the fettuccine in plenty of lightly salted boiling water until al dente. Drain, then add to the skillet with the sauce.

Sprinkle with the marjoram and gorgonzola cheese, divide onto 4 plates and serve hot.

Add 1 peeled and cubed pear to the frying bacon and serve sprinkled with mince walnuts.

And there you have it! A unique and tasty recipe that is perfect for a romantic dinner. We think this would pair beautifully with a lovely bottle of red wine. Bon appétit!

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