Here is our recipe to make a delicious chocolate fondant. It is advisable to always make a spare so that you can test them whilst cooking to make sure that they are ready to serve, I am sure it wont go to waste! We use 150ml ramekins (medium-large size) to get ours oozing in the middle!
Prep Time 30mins plus cooling time
Cooking Time 10-12mins
To Coat the Ramekins;
50g melted butter
For the Chocolate Fondant Mix;
200g good-quality dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
200g golden caster sugar
4 eggs & 4 egg yolks
200g plain flour
With the melted butter brush the inside of the ramekins (in an upwards motion), allow the butter to set then repeat the process. Then generously dust with cocoa powder tapping out the excess. Put the ramekins into the fridge until required.
Add chopped chocolate and butter to a heat proof bowl and place over a sauce pan of simmering water. It is important to ensure the bowl does not touch the water below. Stir until smooth and leave to cool.
Whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar together until you form soft peaks. Then sift in the flour and continue mixing.
Next we need to add the melted chocolate into the mix. We do this by adding it in thirds (small amounts at a time) and folding through the mixture well after each new addition of chocolate. When you have added all the chocolate you will have formed a loose cake batter.
Evenly distribute the mix between the ramekins and then place in the fridge until ready to serve (recommend at least 30mins).
Preheat the oven to 180℃.
Place the chocolate fondant on a baking tray and put in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. With the spare fondant, run a sharp knife around the edge of the cake to separate the fondant from the ramekin. Turn it out onto a plate, if the chocolate fondant is ready you can then repeat the process with the remaining fondants, if the fondant collapses put the tray back in the oven for a couple minutes more.
And Bon Apetit!
A perfect match to this delicious chocolate fondant could be a salted caramel sauce and honeycomb ice cream. To make your own honeycomb ice cream Click Here!