We Should Cocoa challenge and indeed it proved to be so. There was much shaking of heads and dark mutterings going on in the blogoshpere. It started off with only a few hardened souls brave enough to attempt it. After stating in the rules that only one entry per person per month was allowed, I was so worried at the lack of entries coming in, that I broke the rule - just this once, you understand. Having allowed multiple entries, I was suddenly inundated right at the very end - hey ho!
So having laid down the gauntlet for something savoury and vegetarian, the WSC storm troopers came up with any number of imaginative and delicious sounding offering - 25 entries in total! There has been a lot of talk recently about cheese and chocolate pairing and as many of the bloggers who have tried it attest below, it seems to work remarkably well. What I'm wondering most is which one I'm going to make first. In fact I'm almost tempted to set myself the challenge of making each and everyone of these.
Don't forget to pop along to the Chocolate Teapot tomorrow to find out what is in store for us all next month.
bean, pumpkin and chestnut chilli. I love chilli at the best of times, but this adaptation of Fleur's using Willie's 100% chocolate sounds gorgeous.
chocolate and pecan crusted goat's cheese. Although somewhat dubious to begin with, she enjoyed the challenge and was pleased with the result - hooray!
cocoa, rye, pumpkin cheddar scones sound intriguing and with my love of rye flour I shall have to try them out. Thank you Kate.
red bean chocolate hummus from Javelin Warrior's Cookin w/Luv. Served with pita chips, apple slices and radishes, it sounds like my sort of lunch.
savoury goat cheese and chocolate canapés come from Suelle of Mainly Baking. I bet these would go down a storm at any party - am I invited?
chocoholic's onion and goat's cheese tart. Crazy, she might have thought it, but it looks like a winner to me.
hot chevre and beetroot salad with chocolate and vanilla balsamic drizzle - this time complete with beetroot hearts. Is this a new trend emerging perchance?
chocolate chilli con carne.
roasted butternut squash and black bean mole.
cocoa crepes with carrots and cumin coconut cream - wow!
chocolate shepherd's pie.
pepper dip with almonds and chocolate.
chocolate and cheese twists.
green apple and white chocolate salad.
caramelised cocoa and onion gravy and he's right, I want some.
vegetable cocoa nib nibbles.
Paul A Young's chocolate water biscuits for cheese.
vegetable tart with cocoa puff pastry - what a girl!
veggie "spag bol" made with lentils - only my mother NEVER made hers with chocolate!
black bean enchiladas with chipotle & cocoa sauce from Yummy Choo Eats is right up my street.
spicy chocolate Gyoza crisps from Helen of Fuss Free Flavours sound a really simple to prepare nibble to wow your dinner party chums with.
bittersweet chocolate, sea salt and rosemary focaccia into existence. I've made chilli, chocolate and lime bread before, but this sounds even better.
mushroom & stilton tatin with a chocolate and port sauce. Half way through preparing this, she was rushed to A&E having sliced the tip of her finger off! Despite this, or maybe because of it, she reckoned this dish was a success. It certainly looks like one to me.
penne cocoa pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce - a simple supper fit to be served at the most sophisticated of dinner parties.
vegetarian chilli with chocolate is made with the unusual addition of burghul wheat for a different texture. He served his with yellow corn bread.