Christmas,  Holidays,  Lifestyle

Chocolate Fondant

Last year, I – quite boldy, I might add – stated that you only really ever need 3 things during the holidays: hot drinks, cosy blankets and the perfect chocolate chip cookies. Now, I’m not saying I was wrong – I am, however, slightly modifying the latter, to include any and all things chocolate. In this case: the perfect, never fails me, chocolate fondant!

Ingredients (for 12 fondants)

  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 165g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 150g fine sugar
  • 75g flower

What to do

  1. Put the butter and the chocolate into a bowl which can go into the microwave and heat them up, 30 seconds at a time
    Don’t let your chocolate burn!
  2. Mix your egg yolks, the eggs and the sugar together until the sugar has been mixed evenly into the eggs
  3. Add in the flower and combine until you’re left with a smooth mixture
  4. Mix the chocolate and butter so that they’re completely combined (you can usually do this after about 90 seconds total in the microwave)
  5. Fold in the first half of the chocolate-butter mixture into the rest of the dough, then add in the other half
  6. Put it in the fridge
    You should do this for at least a couple of hours, but you can even prepare the dough a day in advance! That way you can get a really easy dessert the next day 🙂

How to bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C
  2. Prepare the right amount of cupcake holders
  3. Divide your dough equally over the cupcake holders (you can do this by putting it in a piping back, using a ice scoop, or just the old fashioned way: use a spoon)
  4. Let the chocolate fondant bake for about 10 minutes, or until the top of the fondants seems to be firm.
  5. Keep in mind that the fondants will set slightly even after you’ve taken them out of the oven, so it’s okay if they seem slightly more liquid than you would normally like when you get them out.

You can serve these with some red fruit, a bit of vanilla ice, … The best thing? If you let them cool down completely and keep them in the fridge… I’ve actually reheated them the next day, just by *nuking* them for about 30 seconds – even the middle goes back to being molten!

Be sure to give these a try and let me know what you think!