Chocolate Dough

This makes a very soft dough; it is best rolled directly onto plastic wrap or parchment paper. Use this to make Rich Chocolate Tart.

Source: Celebrating 2000, Special Issue 2000


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 7 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons ice water


  1. Place flour, cocoa powder, and confectioners' sugar in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. With motor running, add egg yolk, then 1 to 2 tablespoons ice water; process just until dough begins to come together.

  3. Shape dough into disk; wrap in plastic, and chill at least 1 hour.


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