Do you remember the scene in the 2003 Christmas movie "Elf" where Will Ferrell's character, Buddy the Elf, is eating spaghetti? He's covering his spaghetti with maple syrup, pop tarts, M&Ms, chocolate syrup, and mini marshmallows? When I first saw that scene I thought about the gross sugar overload, but then I wondered if it might actually be yummy.
Today's post is similar in theory to my Buddy the Elf challenge (a challenge I have yet to take), but not quite the same because I don't think cauliflower is one of an elf's main food groups. Today's post is based on a challenge I received to pair chocolate and cauliflower in one delicious dish. It was hard to come up with something, but I think I ended the challenge as a winner!
We really enjoyed the end result of Hungry Little Girl's Crazy Ingredient Challenge and I hope you do too. Read on for my Spicy Chocolate Dusted Cauliflower recipe!
Spicy Chocolate Dusted Cauliflower - serves 4
1/2 of a large head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay cauliflower in an even layer in a large baking pan.
2. Whisk together chili powder, cumin, cocoa, oil, salt, and pepper. Pour over cauliflower and toss to combine.
3. Bake until cauliflower softens slightly, about 20-30 minutes.
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