Originally Posted by NAchef
I PM'd the op of an idea like that. Maybe I'll PM you an idea and see what you think.
NAChef and Munkey, I chose chocolate because it is so popular. And as for cost, a bag of chocolate chips, baking chocolate, and cocoa powder aren't expensive. Put them together with some flour or other starch to make everything from pancakes, to doughnuts, to pasta, to pies and cakes, to cookies, etc. Add eggs, another cheap ingredient, and you can make flour-free cakes, soufle's, puddings, custards, etc. A host of mexican and tex/mex foods use chocolate in unique and interesting ways.
As in the link you sent to me, NAchef, the idea behind this contest is to spark the imagination, and possible the artistic, or adventurous side of any who participate. As I said at the beginning, the last time we did this, the theme ingredient was oats. Take a look at what was created from that humble grain.
We can choose any ingrediets or themes we want to for these contests. Last time I asked though, I received no answers. There is considerable interest in chocolate for this contest. So I vote that we keep it. But as was stated above, we could choose a theme based on a cooking technique, or a particular dish, or even a geographical location, providing of course that the ingredients are readily available.
This isn't Goodweed's contest. This belongs to all of us. We can have multiple challenges going at the same time if we want. And I'm open to all suggestions. I'm not even the self-appointed leader of this thing. I'm just a guy trying to flesh out an idea, and hoping we all can learn and grow from the experience.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North