I was surprised to see I haven’t posted a fondant recipe before as I have made it a couple of times! It must be one of my favourite desserts – gooey chocolate centred cakes served with lots of hot custard….whats not to love!
It was Sam’s birthday yesterday so I made him a special dinner of Salmon 3 ways with this for dessert.
Makes 6 fondants
200g dark chocolate, chopped
200g butter cut into cubes
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup castor sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla pod seeds or essence
For the ramekins:
cocoa powder to dust
First, brush melted butter into your ramekins and place in freezer for a few minutes. Then sprinkle cocoa powder inside and swirl to get it all over the bottom and sides of ramekin.
Create a double boiler by heating a pot filled 1/4 of the way with water on your stove. (make sure you used a pot that you can fit a bowl over)
Bring to a simmer. Place another bowl that fits snugly on top of the pot and add your butter and chocolate. Gently melt and stir until smooth.
In a big bowl, whisk your sugar, vanilla and eggs until pale and fluffy. Add your flour and combine. Then swirl in your melted chocolate little by little and stir to combine.
Pour into a jug and then into your ramekins. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes or until you need them later.
Preheat oven to 180 and bake fondants for 12 – 15 minutes. (mine needed 15 but my ramekins were on the bigger side) They are cooked when the tops have formed a crust and it isn’t wobbling too much. Let it cool for a few minutes before de-moulding into a bowl. Serve with hot custard