Saturday, March 26, 2011

4 Steps to Make a Chocolate Fondant


This week I am going to make a Classic French Dessert-Fondant au Chocolate
Normally called it Chocolate Fondant and also goes by different names as Chocolate Lava Cake, Molten Chocolate cake or Chocolate Fondant pudding.  

It is one of the classic and popular desserts in France. It always served in some fancy restaurants in France, because it is all a matter of the timing, it must be served immediately to enjoy the pouring hot "lava" of dark chocolate. Normally, It serves with ice-cream, can you imagine the perfect combination between the two extremes just wonderfully melted into your mouth... 

No wonder there is a rumoured description goes that Mona Lisa must have tasted the French dessert so that she could smile so gracefully. 
If you are a chocoholic (especially, dark chocolate) like me, you must have try this dessert and you deserve it! The charm of this Chocolate Fondant lies in its warm and rich taste, which will definitely satisfied and sweeten up your mouth and stomach.  

Please do not let the calories and fat things  prevent you from enjoying this must-have classic Chocolate Fondant. You can use dark chocolate replace milk chocolate, and add only 40g caster sugar in to the recipe, its all up to you.  

Its really simple, all you need is just  5 ingredients ( Dark Chocolate, Butter, Eggs, Sugar and Cake Flour). Follow "Desert.S" 4 Steps directions and you will make a dedicated Fondant au Chocolate by your own!~

Prepare Time
Backing Time
10 min
15 min

130g melted and 40g choped Dark Chocolate
100g in smalll pieces of Butter and 50g for brushing
40g-60g Sugar, it depends on your own flavour
90g sifted Cake Flour

1.       Preheat oven to 180°C.
2.       Line 4 muffin cups and brush the melted butter all over the inside of the mould.
Or : Using Ramekins, heavily brush the melted butter all over the inside of the ramekins, then repeat with 1 the next mould

Step 1
Melt 130g Dark Chocolate & 100g Butter together, Microwaving about 2 minutes (500w), Melted and Blending well. Stir until smooth. Leave to cool for about 10 mins. (Mixture 1)
Step 2
In a separate bowl, whisk the 2 Eggs and 40g (60g)Sugar, Stir together until thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail. Sift the Cake flour into the mixture, and then beat together. (Mixture 2)
Step 3
Pour the melted Chocolate and Butter (Mixture 1) and Mixture 2 together, beating well until the mixture is completely combined to a loose cake batter. Chop 40g Dark Chocolate and Add into the Batter. (for the fondant)

Step 4
Spoon the Batter into the lined Muffin cups/Ramekins  (3/4 Full).

1.       Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. (until the tops have formed a crust and they are starting to come away from the sides of their moulds.)                                
2.       Cool for only 2-3 minutes not cool well. Enjoy the Hot “Fondant au chocolate”

To Sereve:
With ice cream: Sit a fondant in the middle of each plate. Using a large spoon dipped in hot water, scoop a 'quenelle' of ice cream. 
Carefully place the ice cream on Top/Bottomof the fondant, then serve immediately. 
Enjoy the Lava of Dark Chocloate!~

Chinese Version:
Don't worry if you are a bit uncomfortable to follow with the English directions of this chocolate desserts, Sarah would not allow anyone to be missed out this classic French dessert. I have edited a very desserts-addict-friendly picture for my Chinese audience. This Chocolate Fondant photo recipe include, ingredients, directions and all in Chinese. 
So,what are you waiting  for, go get some chocolate, eggs and cake flour and start to treat yourself a classic French Dessert-Chocolate Fondant in a leisure afternoon, you deserve it!

Find More Recipes on Chocolate Fondant
You could find more recipes of “Chocolate Fondant” from the Image links I given below, or click“Recipes Resources” links at the right column of the“Dessert.S” 

More French dessert from "Dessert.S":
Creme Brulee

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  1. wow, the taste is soooo rich. I like the feel dark chocolate flouring when I bite it.

  2. haha~thanks Shron I am so glad that you like it !~ mua!~


  3. looks simple but beauty will definitely give it a try!

  4. hehe~thx :c @sumocat~ Do have a try on this simple recipe and it's not gonna let you down~!

  5. OMG, i LOVE it, i really love it. beauty and easy to teach me how to make it. KEEP WORK!

  6. @Happy-go- lucky~ thx for your comments~ so glad you like it~ hope you would have a try~lol~


  7. OMG! This looks sooooo good!! Too bad I'm on a detox diet right now...It's so chocolaty and I am such a chocoholic! *LOL*!/pages/Effies-Food-Corner/132253910181452

  8. @Effie, haha~ thx, what a shame~ but you could try it out later~ and don't worry about the fat and calories cuz I use dark chocolate in the recipe~lol~ stay tuned!~ xx

  9. Hey Sarah, you are absolutely a master of dessert making, love all the dessert on your blog...Carrie

  10. @Carrie~hehe~thx a lot!~ so glad you like them all~!xx S.