Chocolate Fondants

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I’m writing to you today to share one of my favourite dessert recipes, if not MY favourite ^^!

Yesterday evening, I came back home fancying baking something yummy and I came up with the idea of making some chocolate fondants. Easy, quick and delicious! Moreover, we received our Thermomix not a long ago and I wanted to try it out and… I can now assure you that the result is AMAZING and absolutely stunning!!! If someone had once told me that a food processor could make dishes as good as handmade ones, I would never have believed them! Proof that we’re never sure of anything and can always be surprised ;)

So… I baked these wonders thanks to the Thermomix (and my oven ^^, of course!) but the recipe below is the traditional one ’cause I don’t expect everyone to have this food processor :) Speaking of, buying it might be a big investment but it’s absolutely worth it; it’s as good, quicker and less crockery-and-dishes-consuming ;D!

Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy and I shall write again soon to tell you about a brand new concept of boxes that is VERY British, and for which I’ve been contacted & asked to promote and then present it to you if it gets enough funds to start up.

Bisous, bisous, my sweet marshmallows <3

xoxo

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Ingredients 

50g melted butter
200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
200g butter, in small pieces
200g golden caster sugar
4 eggs
200g plain flour
Anything you fancy, to serve (Caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, orange sorbet or custard)

Recipe 

1. First get your moulds ready. Using upward strokes, heavily brush the melted butter all over the inside of the moulds. 
2. Place a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then slowly melt the chocolate and butter together. Remove bowl from the heat and stir until smooth. Leave to cool for about 10 mins.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and yolks together with the sugar until thick and pale. Sift the flour into the eggs, then beat together.
4. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Mix the ingredients.
5. Divide between the moulds & add 2 squares of dark chocolate in each mould (which will constitute the ‘melting heart’).
6. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Place the fondants on a baking tray, then cook for 8-10 mins until the tops have formed a crust and they are starting to come away from the sides of their moulds. Remove from the oven, then leave to sit for 1 min before turning out.

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