Chocolate fondant

Chocolate fondant
Makes: 8 portions
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  • 2 tbspn butter
  • 200 gr butter
  • 200 gr dark chocolate
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 75 gr white flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Grease the moulds and line with baking paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan with simmering water.
  3. Mix the whole eggs, egg yolks and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Stir into the eggs the melted chocolate and butter.
  5. Fold the flour in the batter and allow it to cool for a minimum of 30 min.
  6. When no longer runny, spoon the batter in the prepared moulds.
  7. Bake the chocolate fondants in the oven for about 10 min or until the outside is cooked but the inside is still liquid.
  8. Take the fondants out of the oven and allow to rest for 2 min. Remove them from their mould and place on a plate.
  9. Garnish with icing sugar, ice cream or fresh fruit and serve straight away.
Stuff to know
Do not over bake the fondants since the inside is supposed to be runny. Do not undercook them or you won't be able to remove them from the mould.
Serve them straight away since they continue cooking after being removed from the oven.
If using pudding moulds without a bottom, the batter needs to cool before filling the moulds. If too warm, it is too runny and might leak out.
It is convenient to bake the fondants in rings lined with baking paper.