I”ve found this recipe in one of the BBC Good Food issues (introduced by Ramsay of course, that’s why it works so brilliantly). It was the first time I was making fondants and I was really amazed how an impressive dessert can be made with such a few amount of preparation and effort. Moreover, you can make it a day before and let it sit in the fridge or freeze it for couple of months in advance. That’s why I really advise you to make a whole batch of those and store it for gloomy days when you need an immediate choco boost to make your day work (I filled 10 fondant moulds from the recipe below).
– 200g good quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
– 200g butter, cubed
– 200g golden caster sugar
– 4 eggs + 4 yolks
– 200g flour
If you don’t have silicon moulds you will need additionally butter and cacao. Butter the moulds first, put cocoa in. Leave them in the fridge for 10 min. Sprinkle inside second portion of cocoa. Only then they are ready to use.
1. Melt the chocolate together with butter in water bath.
2. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with yolks and sugar, till the mixture becomes whitish.
3. Slowly add there melted chocolate.
4. Mix and pour into the moulds. You may freeze fondants at this point or just leave them in the fridge till next day.
5. Bake in 180C for 10-12 min or untill tops start to detach from edges of moulds. If you have frozen fondants, add still 5 minutes to the baking time.
6. Wait 2-3 min, take fondants out of the moulds. Serve with ice cream.