Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Perfect chocolate fondant


Hello everyone!
This week my challenge was to make a great chocolate fondant!! And guess what? I did it!
I must say that I´m really proud of myself. Even if it´s a simple recipe, to cook it perfectly is quite hard!!
As you can see I used small ramekins. The only reason is that it´s the only thing I have for the moment... So let´s begin with the recipe shall we?

First of all you need the following ingredients:
- 80-85 g of chocolate
- 50 g of unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 50-60 g of sugar
- 5 tablespoons of fine flour.

Use some extra butter for the ramekins and put them in the refrigerator. Then make a "bain marie" for melting the chocolate and butter. Be careful not to burn the chocolate! when it´s silky, leave it to rest for a couple of minutes while you´re preparing the rest.
Mix the eggs and sugar, and whisk them until you get a creamy texture (you should be able to draw some lines in the cream that sets for 3 seconds before falling together again).
Then swirl the chocolate and cream together until you get a nice brown smooth cream.
Add the flour little by little.
fill 3/4 of the ramekins, and put it in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for around 10 minutes.
Right before plating, use a knife to separate the fondant from the ramekins. Set the ramekins up side down to separate the fondant from the ramekins. It´s great with a sorbet or a coulis!!
And by the way, my girlfriend just loved this desert on a wednesday.

Hope to get comments on this post.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Alexander and Camille, pleased to "meet" you! I must say your chocolate fondant really does look absolutely perfect! It's just the right size too, these things can be a bit rich! I guess a raspberry coulis would be great but I'm a double cream kind of girl! Visit me, our theme this month is - CHOCOLATE!

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  2. I'm sure we could eat that any day of the week! Love it - now I just need to pass on this blog address to hubby and convince him to make this for me for Val's day ;-)

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  3. Hey guys!! cool to get comments!! The first ones!!
    Even if a chocolate fondant doesn´t seem that "impressive", if you prepare it right and add a berry coulis and some red rose petals by the side I´m sure it´ll impress anyone for Val´s day :-)

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