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01.01.2003 -dessert - chocolate

Chocolate Diamonds

« To quote the famous words of Marilyn Monroe, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” - not to mention the fact that these ones are made of chocolate. » 
Type dessertchocolatesweetscocoa - praline
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 15 minutes - Cooking: 15-18 minutes – Refrigeration: 2½ hours
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Ingredients

Yields about 30

  • 2/5 cup (35 g) cocoa powder
  • 3 cups (385 g) sifted flour
  • 1 ¼ cups (285 g) soft butter
  • 3/5 cup (125 g) superfine (caster) sugar
  • Crystallized sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


Utensils

  • Clear plastic wrap
  • Parchment paper
  • 3 baking sheets
  • A cooling rack

Preparation

  • Mix the sifted flour in a bowl with the cocoa, cinnamon and pinch of salt
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and blend to a creamy consistency in a food processor
  • Add the superfine sugar and vanilla extract to the creamy butter
  • Process again until the mixture becomes a nice, even dough. Add the sifted flour/cocoa/cinnamon/salt mixture. Blend well
  • Form the dough into 2 balls
  • Place both balls of dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Next, make each ball of dough into a sausage shape of about 1½″ (4 cm) in diameter, taking care to press the dough down well with the palm of your hand before rolling it to avoid air pockets
  • Roll each sausage up in clear plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Beat the egg yolk in a small bowl until it is completely liquid
  • Remove the rolls of cookie dough from the refrigerator and cut them into discs about ½″ (1½ cm) thick
  • Use a pastry brush to coat each disc with a little egg yolk
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle it with crystallized sugar
  • Roll each side of the cookie dough discs in the crystallized sugar, pressing gently so that the sugar sticks
  • When all of the discs are arranged on the baking sheet, give them another sprinkling of crystallized sugar
  • Cover another 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Put the rest of the cookies on them, leaving about 1″ (2½ cm) between each cookie
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, changing the baking sheets around in the oven about halfway through cooking and turning them 180°
  • To make sure that the cookies are properly cooked, check they are firm to the touch before removing them from the oven
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down on a cooling rack.

Suggestion

These “diamonds” are known as mignardises - small, sweet nibbles that you can serve with a cup of coffee or tea, along with a few pralines or wafers. Their soft/crunchy combination is irresistible
Feel free to serve these “diamonds” with a fresh fruit salad or even with a vanilla custard or ice cream.
 

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Sweet recipes  Sweet recipes
 
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