Chocolate sweetcrust pastry


Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading.

Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
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Last modified on: July 4th 2018

For 700 g, you will need:

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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry : Photo of step #1
Put into a mixer bowl: 200 g butter cut into small pieces, 135 g icing sugar and 2 g fine (or table) salt.

Mix together on slow speed until evenly mixed (pastry cooks say "to cream", as the consistency becomes like a cream).

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry : Photo of step #2
Add 50 g egg and mix again.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry : Photo of step #3
Finish by adding 300 g flour and 25 g powdered cocoa all at once, then knead for a few seconds until evenly mixed.

Stop the mixer as soon as the dough is ready; it is important not to over-knead it.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry : Photo of step #4
Weigh out the dough into pieces of 10-12 ounces (250-300 grams). Shape into balls, then flatten into "cakes" and wrap in plastic film.

Refrigerate until needed or freeze for later.

Remarks

You can use this as the base for simple chocolate biscuits: make them more indulgent by adding chocolate chips to the dough at the end of kneading.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,264 Kcal or 13,666 Kj40 gr368 gr182 gr
163 %15 %35 %28 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
458 Kcal or 1,918 Kj6 gr52 gr25 gr
23 %2 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bonnevaux apple tart, Bechamel sauce, Checkerboard biscuits, Hazelnut and orange cake, Ciabatta, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéed Green Vegetables, Liège waffles, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Winemaker's toast, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio madeleines, Chocolate madeleines, Paris-Brest, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Little Christmas biscuits, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rémoulette dressing, Surprise eggs, Chocolate and matcha tea biscuits, Pâté de campagne, Cramique, ... All

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