Brought this home from work for Valentine’s Day. I made several parts of it, but the concept was that of our pastry chef. Chocolate mousse cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate leaves, and a sugar cookie.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons butter, cold, cut into small pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1 egg yolk
coarse sugar for topping
Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles sand.
Add the heavy cream and egg yolk, and mix until the dough comes together in a ball. Transfer the ball to a lightly-floured surface, and knead gently.
Roll the dough out about 3/4” thick, and cut into desired shape.
Top with coarse sugar, and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.