Chocolate fondants

Chocolate fondants

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 30 mins plus 1 hr chilling

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Makes 5
It doesn't get much more indulgent than these classic melt-in-the-middle chocolate desserts, serve them at your next dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per fondant

  • kcal606
  • fat44g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 120g unsalted butter, diced, plus 20g melted for greasing
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 120g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 egg and 2 egg yolks

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  • 120g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour, sifted
  • clotted cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and put a baking tray on the middle shelf. Brush the inside of 5 dariole or pudding moulds with the melted butter, then put the cocoa in one and turn it to coat the inside, holding it over the second mould to catch any that escapes. Repeat with the other moulds.

  2. Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl, set over, but not touching, a pan of simmering water and stir occasionally until melted. allow to cool slightly.

  3. Using electric beaters, whisk together the whole eggs, yolks, sugar and a pinch of salt until pale and moussey (the mixture should almost double in volume), this will take 3-4 mins. Gently fold in the melted chocolate and butter, and then the flour, being careful not to knock out too much air. Spoon into the prepared moulds, stopping just shy of the top. Chill for at least 1 hr.

  4. Put on a hot baking tray and cook for 12-14 mins until the tops are set and coming away from the sides of the moulds. Stand for 30 secs, then serve in the moulds or turn out onto plates. Great with clotted cream or plain ice cream.

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Comments (5)

acjacobs's picture
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Tried these last week and they came out brilliantly. I've only just started cooking (at 48) so I haven't really got a clue what I'm doing but they came out absolutely perfectly. I'm doing them again this week with homemade blackberry and raspberry ice cream.

katyyoungs's picture

Tasted delicious but didn't get the liquid centre, was more like a chocolate soufflé even after 5 mins longer in the oven.

Julia M's picture

Fab pudding though my ramekins were a bit large. Only made 3 puddings!
Great flavour and lovely liquid centre.

redpezzie's picture

I tried this after watching Masterchef- it worked really well and I looked like an accomplished chef! I am going to try with flavoured dark chocolate such as Green and Black's Orange.

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