Chocolate Fondant Recipe

A rich, decadent chocolate dessert that is easier to whip up than you think


General info

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 100g of chocolate
  • 100g of butter plus a knob of butter for the moulds
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g of flour
  • 100g of powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler. Alternatively place the chocolate and butter in to a glass mixing bowl and place on top of a saucepan filled with a little water, gently bring the water to the boil and then simmer to melt the chocolate and butter.
  3. Mix the sugar, the flour and the eggs in a salad bowl.
  4. Add the melted chocolate/butter mixture, and then mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the ramekin moulds which you should have buttered beforehand (flour should be sprinkled onto these before pouring in the mixture, to make it easy to remove the moulds afterwards).
  6. Cook for between 10 and 15 minutes. The fondant should be cooked on the top and very creamy inside.
  7. Remove from the mould right away, and serve with a scoop of ice cream.

 

Experiment with different flavours by using flavoured chocolate.

Recipe courtesy of Le Creuset

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