Sunday, 5 May 2013

Easy Chocolate Fondant



The best thing to do when hosting a dinner party is to prepare things in advance. That way you have the time to spend time with your guests and still wow them when it's dessert time. This chocolate fondant idea came about when my mum mentioned how it's one of her favourite sweet treats, so my husband rolled up his sleeves and buckled down the recipe. It's super easy, simple, yet it makes for a delicious and comforting treat. The reaction on everyone's face as the gooey chocolate comes out is priceless :) 


Serves 4

Ingredients:

- 100g butter, plus a little more
- 100g sugar
- 100g dark chocolate
- 100g self-raising flower
- 2 eggs
- cocoa powder for dusting 

Process:

- In a bowl add the butter, sugar and chocolate. Place them in the microwave for about 1min or until melted. Add the eggs and flour and give it a good mix.
- Rub some butter on oven-proof ramekins and dust with chocolate.
- Put the mixture in the ramekins, cover them with cling film and keep them in the fridge until you need them.
- Preheat your oven to 200 C degrees.
- Place the ramekins straight from the fridge into the oven (remove the cling film, of course).
- Bake for exactly 13 minutes. Make sure you set your timer, if you leave them for too long, you'll end up with chocolate cake instead of fondant.
- Take them out, let them cool for 30-40 seconds and turn them onto a serving plate. Serve with ice cream and mint leaves. Enjoy!