Chocolate Tart Dough

  • Yield: Makes four 2-by-4-inch shells
Chocolate Tart Dough

Photography: James Baigre

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. Add yolks, cream, and vanilla; process until mixture comes together.

  2. Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, and flatten into a disk. Wrap well; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to use, up to 2 days.

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