Sunday, 12 December 2010

Chocolate Fondants

Chocolate Fondants are one of Mr G's favourite puddings!
They are so quick to make and much nicer than shop bought melt in the middle puddings!
I tend to use Nigella's recipe for "Molten Chocolate Babycakes" from "How to be a Domestic Goddess" but Rachel Allen has a good recipe in her "Bake" book.
50g unsalted butter
350g dark chocolate
150g caster sugar
4 large eggs (beaten with a pinch of salt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g plain flour
1. Grease 6 ramekins or pudding bowls and pre-heat over to 200 degrees fahrenheit or Gas Mark 6
2. Melt the chocolate and let it cool slightly
3. Cream together the butter and sugar and gradually beat in the eggs and salt, then the vanilla
4. Add the flour and when mixture is smooth, scrape in the cooled chocolate and mix until a smooth mixture is formed
5. Divide the mixture between the ramekins and cook for 10 - 12 minutes
6. When done, turn over onto a plate and serve with whipped cream or creme fraiche
These are them just out of the oven- they should be cooked on the outside and melted and gooey on the inside!

I did heart shaped ones as I was feeling particularly romantic at that moment in time!

I also went all out and served with custard and strawberries!
They were yum! Mr G ate his in about 30 seconds flat!
They are also delicious eaten cold the next day and taste like a really luxurious mousse!
This recipe is also easy to halve in order to make three instead of six!
They are so easy and quick to make- the longest part is melting the chocolate!

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