Wednesday 4 March 2009

Chocolate Fondant Recipe.

A fellow food blogger, (Merlotti at Bon Appetit) asked for my ripped out of a paper, dog eared and yellowed Marco Pierre White recipe for Chocolate Fondant. (supposedly a favourite at Quo Vadis)
This recipe has served me well for years, these are gorgeous, and incredibly easy to make.

So here it is:-
Chocolate Fondant.

Serves 6
You'll Need:-

250g Plain dark good quality chocolate
250g unsalted butter
5 medium eggs
125g Sugar
75g Plain Flour

Butter and flour six 175ml moulds.
Melt the chocolate and butter together, then remove from the heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, and sugar (it doesn't have to be a sabayon but they do have to be well mixed).
Pour the melted chocolate into the eggs and whisk until very smooth. Then whisk in the flour, making sure there are no lumps, pour into the prepared moulds and bake in the oven pre-heated to 200C/400F/Gas 6 for about 10 minutes.

These taste best, served with Ice-Cream.
There is also a recipe for a chocolate sauce to drizzle over the fondants, I don't always make this
but I'll add it as well.

Melt 150g plain dark chocolate in a bain marie (or very carefully in a microwave). place 100ml milk, 25ml double cream and 25g butter in a pan and, over a low heat, gently bring to the boil. Remove the milk mixture from the heat and pour over the melted chocolate. Whisk until smooth and silky. Leave in a warm place.


Anonymous said...

Drool... these would be great and quick for larger dinner parties.

Unknown said...

This looks amazing. The photo is making me suffer a severe chocolate craving.

Merlotti said...

Thank you - mmm - my mouth is watering but I can't make them until I've cleared all the dust from the kitchen after having building work done! This weekend I'll give them a go and let you know how I get on - thanks again.

Anonymous said...

These look super, positively scrumdiddlyumptious. I love your serving plate, where did you get it from?

Dan said...

Hi, we bought these serving plates in the Cite Europe shopping center located in Calais, whilst on a day trip years ago. A French work colleague keeps telling me about the amazing glass tableware available in France whic apparently you can't get in the UK....I mean to have a look for more next time I visit France.

Alex said...

Ooh, they look divine!