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Chocolate Fondant

Rich dark chocolate pudding, molten chocolate centre, clotted cream, raspberries

Dark chocolate

Apart from being a real treat this Valentine's Day, they are loaded with an impressive array of antioxidants. It may also improve brain function! They can be cooked from frozen or from the fridge. Either use metal dario moulds or ceramic ramekins. It is important to brush well with soft butter, brushing from the bottom to the top. As is a light dusting of cocoa powder afterwards.


For 4

  1. 20g softened butter, for brushing the moulds

  2. 2 tbs of heaped cocoa for dusting the moulds

  3. 100g spanking quality dark chocolate, broken into little pieces

  4. 100g butter cut into small cubes

  5. 100g golden/caster sugar

  6. 2 eggs and 2 yolks

  7. 100g plain flour

  8. Clotted cream

  9. Raspberries

  10. Salted caramel sauce


  1. Once you have lined your moulds with butter and cocoa powder

  2. In a pan of slowly simmering water place a bowl, add the chocolate and butter melt, withdraw the bowl from the heat and stir until glossy. Allow to rest for 10 minutes

  3. Using an electric whisk, beat the eggs & yolks together with the sugar until fluffy and pale. Sift the flour into the egg mix and fold together using a large metal spoon

  4. In thirds, pour the chocolate mixture into the egg batter, again amalgamate using a large spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed into a cake batter

  5. Pour the fondant into a jug then fill the moulds leaving about a centimetre from the top of the mould

  6. Put the moulds in the fridge for an hour or freeze. If baking from frozen, add 5 minutes to your time

  7. Heat your oven 200c/fan or 180c/gas, bake for 11 minutes when the tops have formed a crust and the sides are coming away from the moulds. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 1 minute

  8. Using a tea towel, invert the moulds in your hand, give a gentle shake, leave in the mould until all are done

  9. Fill a squeezy bottle with gently melted caramel sauce, avoid it being too hot or it will spurt everywhere. Make spiral on each plate

  10. Put the fondant in the middle of the plate, garnish with a spoon of clotted cream on top and raspberries on the side

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