How To Make Chocolate Fondants
This recipe for Chocolate Fondants is easy to follow and requires a simple list of ingredients. It’s a great dessert to make for a small dinner party or even as a weeknight treat for the kids.
125 g (41⁄2 oz) unsalted butter
125 g (41⁄2 oz) dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 free-range eggs
4 tbsp caster (super fine) sugar
2 tbsp plain (all purpose) flour
1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
Extra dark cocoa powder for dusting
4 tbsp crème fraîche
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease 4 x 250 ml (9 oz) capacity individual pudding moulds.
Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water (making sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water) and melt. Remove bowl and set aside.
Lightly whisk the eggs, then sift in the sugar, our and cocoa powder. Add the melted butter and chocolate mixture and carefully mix to combine.
Place the mixture in the moulds until three-quarters full and then place in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes. Remove from the fridge, lightly tap moulds on the benchtop to remove any air bubbles.
To bake, place the moulds on a baking tray and bake for 8–10 minutes until the chocolate fondants are just beginning to come away at the sides and the centres are still a little wobbly.
Remove from the oven and turn out onto serving plates.
Serve each chocolate fondant dusted with cocoa powder, a dollop of Crème fraîche and berries.