Robert Pattinson's chaotic cornflake and sugar pasta recipe is breaking the internet

13 May 2020, 12:37

By Katie Louise Smith

The ingredients of Pattinson's Piccolini Cuscino include: Pasta, cheese, red sauce, cornflakes and sugar.

Robert Pattinson is an international treasure. An international treasure that just managed to blow up a microwave in quarantine whilst trying to invent a new pasta dish containing cheese, sugar and cornflakes.

Yesterday (May 12), GQ published a new interview with the actor where he spoke about his current life in quarantine, his upcoming movies Tenet and The Batman, and his recent foray into the culinary business, which is – and I cannot stress this enough – one of the most brilliantly chaotic stories you'll ever hope to read.

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In a bid to corner the fast food pasta market, Robert explains how he came up with the idea of "Piccolini Cuscino", a pasta dish that you can hold in your hand. PASTA! YOU CAN HOLD! IN YOUR HAND!

He made a prototype, set up a meeting with famed LA-restaurateur Lele Massimini, but it flopped. Nevertheless, he persisted and decided to try his hand at culinary fame again... right in the middle of an interview.

Robert Pattinson's pasta dish has sent the internet into meltdown
Robert Pattinson's pasta dish has sent the internet into meltdown. Picture: Michael Tran/FilmMagic, Warner Bros. Pictures

Robert's saga begins when he reveals that he googled how to microwave pasta and quickly discovered that it tasted like shit. Later in the interview, after explaining his failed attempt to sell his pasta dish, he decided to cook it again. His ingredients? Cornflakes because they didn't have breadcrumbs at the shop. Pre-sliced cheese. And sauce. (He already had pasta in the house, FYI.)

He then microwaves his Penne pasta for 8 minutes and proceeds to cover some tin foil in sugar (!). He adds the slices of cheese over that followed by another layer of sugar (!!). He adds a layer of red sauce and then dumps the pasta on top. More sugar on top of that (!!!) and then he places the top half of a burger bun on it.

To top it all off, he then wraps the whole thing in tin foil, whacks it in what he thinks is an oven but is actually a microwave which then explodes.

Et voila, Piccolini Cuscino. Bone apple tea.

Robert, if you're reading this, please don't stop believing in your handheld pasta dreams. And also, readers, if you're still reading this, DON'T put tin foil in the microwave.

Read Robert's full interview with GQ here.