My friend Alison came to visit Paris all the way from Malaysia. We’ve been online friends for a couple of years now, and now we’re IRL (in real life) friends too!
Look! Alison is in my city! Isn’t she purty?
Of course we had their family over for dinner, and when I asked for requests, she mentioned that her husband is a big fan of chocolate fondant. (Lava cake! I finally realised that’s what it is). Fondant comes from the verb fondre, which means to melt. You know – fondu! Melted cheese!
Fondant is melting. Melting chocolate. That’s what we’re making today.
I was intimidated because it seemed hard to get the interior to be truly fondant, so I spent some time researching a number of recipes. I did a trial run earlier in the day to see if my combination of the recipes would work, and voila!
Not only is it fondant, it’s super easy! Anyone can do it!
Preheat the oven to 180°C (375°F). Line 6 ramekins with butter, and cut a little circle of wax paper to stick at the bottom so that the fondant will slip out easily. Butter that too.
Ignore the unseemly glob of butter over on the edge there. I used disposable ones, but I also used a porcelain one to show you that you can use either one.
Melt 200 grams of dark chocolate (52%) with 120 grams of butter in a double boiler.
Whisk 4 eggs and 1/2 cup of sugar in a bowl.
(The pictures are from my trial run with the recipe halved).
Pour the melted chocolate in and whisk together.
Add two tablespoons of flour. I used potato flour as a GF substitute.
And that’s it! Pour the mixture into the ramekins. And for the touche finale, add a teaspoon of Nutella in the centre.
Cover it up with the batter so it’s not visible.
Into the oven it goes for 10 minutes exactly.
Here it is! Ooey -gooey served in a porcelain ramekin.
Ooey-gooey flipped (carefully) upside down on a plate, and then (carefully) flipped right-side up.
I made this last minute while we were all digesting the cheese course.
And it was a piece of warm, melted, chocolatey heaven, shared between friends.
- 200 g dark chocolate
- 120 g butter (just over 4 oz)
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 T flour - GF or regular
- 6 t Nutella
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 375°F.
- Butter 6 ramekins and cut a wax paper circle to fit in the bottom.
- Melt butter and chocolate in double broiler.
- Whisk eggs and sugar.
- Add melted chocolate mix.
- Add flour and stir together.
- Pour into ramekins and add a teaspoon of Nutella in the centre of each.
- Bake for 10 minutes exactly.