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!!!
Serves 2 (multiply as desired)
- 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
- Turn oven on 200C, and grease and flour 2-3 ramekins (depending on the size you have)
- Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave oven(1 min or so) – or in a double boiler, if you want to be correct.
- Once chocolate and butter is melted whisk to combine the two and ensure there are no chunks that still need to be melted.
- Beat whole egg, egg yolk an sugar on high speed until thick and pale in colour.
- 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.
- 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!