Chocolate Fondant

 

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

melted butter

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Pour into a jug and then into your ramekins. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes or until you need them later.

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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

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Let me know what you think!