Chocolate has got to be life's greatest pleasure. Or at least, in my view that is. Nothing gets me smiling in excitement than a tub of good chocolate icecream or a bar of dark chocolate. It's no secret. I adore chocolate and allow me to repeat again - I do think that it's God's greatest gift to man. Blame it on my sweet tooth. Desserts rock my world and boy am I so glad that I don't have an chocolate allergy. Imagine that! How horrible it'll be eh?
If chocolate is my poison than chocolate fondant should be the secret to my heart. I'm a sucker for this molten chocolate cake. What can be better than eating something that you think or rather looks like a simple chocolate cake, only to have you finding a rich and decadent liquid chocolate centre once you've cut through it?
I used to think that it was a tricky dessert to make. Until I chanced upon a simple recipe from VideoJug. Woke up this morning to bake cupcakes for an Amplify event today and couldn't resist making myself some chocolate fondant.
Adapted from Video Jug's Chocolate Fondant Recipe.
66 g butter
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl using the double boiling method. Set aside.
Whisk eggs and slowly add in sugar and mix till airy and fluffy.
Sift flour in the chocolate-butter mixture and mix.
Add egg mixture to the chocolate-butter mixture and mix well.
Pour batter into ramekin and bake for about 6 mins (duration depends on how big your ramekin is. I put mine in one medium sized ramekin so it took longer, about 15 mins. but if you're using a few smaller ramekins, 6 mins should be sufficient)
Viola... your own chocolate fondant!