~chocolate fondant dessert~

Rich, hot and chocolaty – the perfect prepare-ahead dessert for a cold day!

This is a Gordon Ramsey recipe and although I don’t make these very often, this is the fail-safe recipe I always go to when I need a fancy chocolate dessert!

Delicious hot runny center.

Ingredients – for 4 large ramekins and 1 small ramekin!

Preparation time : 35 mins

Oven time : 12 – 15 mins

100g dark chocolate

100g butter

100g plain flour

100g sugar

3 eggs

some melted butter and cocoa powder for coating the ramekins

How to: Begin by preparing the ramekins – brush each ramekin throughly with melted butter (don’t skimp!) then dust heavily with cocoa powder covering every bit of the inside of the ramekin.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl over simmering water making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave to cool while whisking the eggs and sugar together until pale and thick. Sift the flour into the egg mixture and whisk again. Next pour the chocolate/butter into the egg mixture bit by bit whisking after each addition. Finally pour the fondant batter into the ramekins and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 20 mins or overnight if you want to get ahead for the next day! They can also be frozen at this stage and then baked from frozen when required (add 5 mins to baking time). When ready, bake at 180°c for 12 – 15 mins until the top is crusty. Poking a skewer into the middle of one of the fondants, if it’s gooey but the edge of the fondant isn’t then this means they are ready to serve. The baking time is quite precise because if baked for too long the center will not be runny and if not baked for long enough everything will be runny! Keep checking as they are baking – minute by minute after 12 mins! When the skewer thing is done, remove the fondants from the oven and leave for a minute before turning onto plates – if the ramekins have been well prepared, the fondants should slip out easily! Serve with cream or ice-cream and enjoy enjoy!

The uncooked fondants can be frozen and cooked at a later date so double up on the ingredients and save some space in the freezer for a dinner party dessert baked in minutes!

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27 Comments

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27 responses to “~chocolate fondant dessert~

  1. I thought fondant was a type of frosting, but these look amazing!!

  2. BreOfficialBlog

    Wow, this looks great and chocolatey overloaded ( in a good way ).

  3. Chocolate lava is one of those supper rich looking desserts. Love it.

  4. petit4chocolatier

    Wow, this looks scrumptious! I love it!! The center especially!
    I am going to reblog it on my new reblog page and I hope others will click on it and find your wonderful blog!

    Sincerely,
    judy

  5. Yummy! I love Gordon Ramsey! That’s a great recipe of his! This is oe of my all time favorite desserts!! Gorgeous.

  6. A divine dinner party success! I also love Ramsey’s recipes a lot! They never fail me!

  7. My husband would love this. I’ve pinned it so I can remember to make it.

  8. Oooh the ooze! The chocolate ooze! Oh my good I would love to devour one right now!

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  10. They look SO good!! 🙂

  11. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! This made my stomach growl, and I just love that the ingredients are simple.

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