Amazing CHOCOLATE FONDANT recipe – easy peasy and heavenly.

Last week I went to Ikea. I wanted to have a look if I can find some nice, not too cheesy, Christmas decorations. I came home with two lovely ramekins, loads of candles, new table and chairs (of course we didn’t need them) and no Christmas decorations. Classic. And ever since I bought the ramekins I kept imagining what I could bake in them. And then, yesterday morning when I got back from my run, I knew! I would make chocolate fondant!

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I love chocolate fondant, passionately. Matthes would tell you all about my love affair with it. Every time we go out for dinner and there is chocolate fondant on the menu, I have it. I love the gooey middle, I love how the ice cream spills over the hot cake… I think you got it. I LOVE chocolate fondant. It is easy to make, it is amazing and I’m sure once you make it yourself you will love it too!

Amazing CHOCOLATE FONDANT recipe

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To make two portions of this deliciousness you will need:

100g plain flour

100g sugar

100g good quality dark chocolate (I use 85%)

1 tbs coconut oil

100g butter

2 eggs

a bit of vanilla essence and/ or if you have it a bit of Czech Rum (yummy!)

a bit of cocoa powder for dusting

ice cream (we love vanilla or pistachio) and some fruit to serve

How to make it:

1. Firstly, you need to get your ramekins ready to ensure that the fondant doesn’t stick to them. Butter the inside and then put some cocoa in the pot and tip it around to make sure that it coats the butter. I then let my ramekins chill in the fridge whilst I prepare the batter.

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2. Now you need to melt your chocolate together with butter, coconut oil and a bit of vanilla essence and/ or Czech rum if you have it. I’m sure you know how to do this but just in case… you simply put a bowl over a pan with a little bit of boiling water… and let it all nicely melt together into a velvety smooth mixture. When all is melted, please let it cool for a little bit.

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3. Okay now comes the time for the eggs and sugar. Place them in a bowl and whisk them together so you get a thick mixture. Then slowly add all your flour. And then… add your melted chocolate, bit at a time. Yumm!

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4.  Ready? Then fill your ramekins with this delicious mixture.

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5. And now.. baking time. Make sure your oven has been preheated to 200C. It will take about 12 minutes to bake. You will know that it is ready when you see a little crust on top of your fondant.

6. When ready, take your fondant out of the oven and let it sit for about a minute. Then gently loosen the top of it with your hand to ensure that it didn’t stick and then.. tip it on a prepared plate. The ramekin will be hot so I always use a fork to help me lift the ramekin out of the plate.

7. Did it work? Now it’s time to scoop out some ice cream and sit it on top of your fondant and decorate with fruit.

8. That’s it! You did it! Enjoy! And let me know how you liked it :)

And a little tip:

If you have children, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, sister, neighbour you like… once you filled your ramekins with the fondant batter, give them the spoon or bowl to lick… Matthes always tell me off if I forget :)

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Happy baking!

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