Who has a friend who loves to bake & cook? Me! I’m not too shabby in the kitchen myself, however my friend never fails to amaze me with her luxurious, even decadent baked goods. There’s always some amazing treat to match any occasion.
Yesterday she made Chocolate Fondants. And I just have to share the recipe with you. I can imagine snuggling up on the couch after dinner at Wanaka, Torquay or Seven Mile Beach, enjoying this lovely treat.
Kerrianne’s Chocolate Fondant – Serves 8
- 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 240g unsalted butter, soft
- 4 eggs
- 90g castor sugar
- 35g flour
- Cream or Ice-cream (we recommend Choc-mint), to serve
- Icing sugar, to dust
- Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper, and line the sides of deep, 8cm metal rings, or grease & flour dariole moulds or ramekins.
- Place the chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl, on top of a pot of boiling water (don’t let the water get in the bowl) to melt, stir occasionally until silky smooth.
- Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together until thick and pale.
- Fold in the chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour.
- Pour into your prepared dishes and put in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours (this will give your fondant that gooey texture in the middle).
- Preheat oven to 190oC and bake fondants for 10-12 minutes (or until set – they should be runny in the centre still)
- Allow to sit for a couple of minutes before turning the fondants out of the rings or moulds (you can serve straight out of the ramekins).
- Dust with icing sugar and serve piping hot with cream or ice-cream
Can you taste it? Please share your luxury holiday treats in the comments section below.