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

Keywords for this recipe:PastryDoughTartPieBasicChocolateCocoa
For 700 g, you will need:

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16 min.16 min.
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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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 700 g : 2.51 €

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These have a chocolate sweetcrust pastry base, topped with dried fruit, toasted nuts and seeds, bound with a brown-sugar and butter mixture, then gently baked. Once the flapjack-like cake has cooled, it can be cut into bars.
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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pogne de Romans, Old style brioche, Diamond biscuits, "Moelleux" cake batter, Provençal colombier for Pentecost, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French onion soup, Dublin fruit scones, Milk rolls, Scrambled eggs with butter-fried bread and fresh spinach, Leek and potato soup, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio "Financiers", Sweet pastry, Paris-Brest, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Calissons, ... All
EggEgg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Checkerboard biscuits, Eggs "en cocotte" with spinach, Flognarde, Moist Lemon Cake, ... All
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