Now I may not have a sweet tooth but I just love love love chocolate fondant 🙂 Mainly because for me a dessert has to include chocolate… now imagine this fluffy small chocolate souffle, you cut through with the spoon and delicious melted chocolate runs out of it… and you have a scoop of vanilla ice cream next to it… so spoon the cake and the warm sauce together with the cold ice cream… ooohhh divine!
It’s been said that this beauty was invented in New York back in the 80’s. But there’s a French chef claiming that this dessert already existed in France. The American chef explains that he pulled a chocolate sponge cake from the oven before it was done. So the center was still runny and warm and the taste was good so he decided to serve it. Well, to me it doesn’t matter who invented it… it’s only important that it exists 🙂
This was a dessert that I always imagined very hard to make. Everywhere I read that souffle it’s tricky and most of the times it won’t grow bla bla bla bla… One day I found this recipe on a portuguese site showing how to make chocolate fondant and the ingredients were enough for just 2 fondants. It looked so easy and it was the amount of portions I needed. So I decided to give it a go! And guess what? It’s so easy to make. Just follow the instructions, follow the time in the oven religiously and you’ll succeed for sure. The recipe calls for ramekins but I never tried it. I have it in my head that the fondants will stick to it and all gets ruined. So I’ve been using small aluminum muffin cups. You know, the ones that you trow away? All I have to do is cut one of the sides and remove it from around the fondants. It has never failed 🙂
- 50 g dark chocolate
- 50 g butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 60 g sugar
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 50 g flour
- Preheat the oven - 160C
- Melt the chocolate with the butter in a water bath
- Let it cool down but not allow to completely set.
- Beat the egg, the yolk and sugar until you get an homogeneous cream.
- Add the melted chocolate and mix well.
- Grease the ramekins with butter and sprinkle with cocoa powder
- Place the mixture into the ramekins and bake for 15min.
- Once the time is up, remove the fondants from the ramekins and serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.