Chocolate fondants

Chocolate, Dairy, Dessert, Special Occasion


Hi Fran!

It’s been a little while, so I thought I would make a sweet return, and what a better way than with an amazingly chocolatey lava goodness? 🙂 One night, in addition to preparing dinner, I thought I would treat us to an indulgent dessert for a change.

The only problem is that I am not a baker. It does not give me joy to bake cakes and cupcakes and all that. The kitchen always ends up with a thin veil of flour everywhere, as well as clumps of butter/sugar mix clinging to the ceiling because the butter was too cold when I started to beat it. Finally, we are only 2 people who will be eating the dessert, and any recipe makes enough for at least a party!

 

At last, I found my answer – Chocolate fondants! Not only are they impossibly easy to make, super quick to bake, and make small batches, but they also taste amazing!!!

CHOCOLATE FONDANTS

Serves 2 (multiply as desired)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 100g dark high-quality chocolate
  • 1 egg & 1 egg yolk
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch ground espresso coffee

Directions

  1. Turn oven on 200C, and grease and flour 2-3 ramekins (depending on the size you have)
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave oven(1 min or so) – or in a double boiler, if you want to be correct.
  3. Once chocolate and butter is melted whisk to combine the two and ensure there are no chunks that still need to be melted.
  4. Beat whole egg, egg yolk an sugar on high speed until thick and pale in colour.
  5. Gentle fold in the chocolate, flour, salt and coffee into the egg mixture. Fold until just mixed to keep as much of the lightness of the egg as possible.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly in 2-3 prepared ramekins and bake for 12 minutes. The sides should be baked while the middle should be soft and moist. Devour immediately on it’s own, with vanilla ice-cream, or with cream!

Enjoy! Xx
Mati

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