This would be a great breakfast addition instead of the same old toast. Or it could be a tasty treat for the girls arriving for a morning coffee visit. They are yummy and not too sweet, so everyone would enjoy them.
- 3/4 cup whipping cream (of course)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. really good vanilla (Mexican is THE best)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup cold, unsalted butter, cubed
- 8 oz. (generous) of good quality milk chocolate*, chopped
- 1 egg yolk
Whisk together the cream, eggs and vanilla and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender (or fingers) until you have pea sized crumbs. Stir in the chocolate. Now with a large fork, stir in the cream mixture until a soft dough forms.
On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead a couple of times until it comes together. With your fingers, pat the dough into a 9 inch square. Cut into 9 squares and then cut each square on the diagonal. Brush the tops with a mixture of egg yolk and 1 tsp. water (well mixed).
Turn out on parchment lined baking sheets and bake in a 450 oven for about 12-14 minutes until the tops are a golden colour. For the best flavours….serve warm. Fresh coffee, latest news….WOW! What a day.
*If you use a lesser quality chocolate, it will be gritty and I hate that. Always use the best you can and you will never fail.