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Rich Chocolate Fondant

Rich chocolate fondant

4 portions

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 110g good quality dark chocolate
  • 25g plain flour
  • Butter for greasing moulds


1. Melt butter & chocolate gently over a bain marie, then stir together.

2. Whisk eggs and sugar together and then add the melted butter & chocolate and whisk.

3. Fold in the sieved flour.

4. Butter the four dario moulds using cold butter and pour the mixture in until they are three quarters full.

5. Cook in a pre-heated oven @ 170°C or 350°F for 15 to 20 mins or until the top of the fondant is light but springy to the touch.

6 When cooked take out of the mould carefully and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Hints & Tips

This is a fairly rich pudding but for chocolate lovers a must! For best results use dario moulds which can be easily purchased from good kitchen stores. Cooking times may vary depending on your oven - the end result of the fondant should be reasonably firm around the outside and nice and gooey on the inside! If properly cooked this is a stunning pudding so don't be afraid to experiment with cooking times.


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