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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chocolate Fondant or Chocolate Lava Cake

How many of you are Chocolate fondant fans? I am a huge fan. So many recipes are so good that I just can’t stop eating it! This week I am going to share two of my favorite Chocolate Fondant recipes.
Fondant is a cup of cake which has been baked for just a few minutes, the middle part of the cake is liquid and it is served hot.
''Fondant or Lava cakes have four main ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar. The butter and chocolate are melted together, while the eggs are either whisked with the sugar to form a thick paste, producing a denser finished product; or are separated so that the egg whites can be whipped into an egg foam to provide more lift (and thus a lighter cake) when the mixture is baked.''- wikipedia
This chocolate recipes are simple, delicious and timeless. It’s crazy good and super chocolatey and never lets me down. I made so many diferent styles and recipes in my life(with orange liqueur, with mint , with cofee....) but not all are easy and fast to do.....so today I chose to share with you the simplest and the most tastiers ones.
The first recipe comes from a friend of mine chef Victor Ovtchinikov and is very safe for restaurant. It will keep in a refrigerator for 2 days.
The second recipe is my own way to look to a clasic recipe......another way of interpretations.....a chef twist. 
Chocolate fondant.
Ingredients for 6-8 portions
For fondant:
240 g dark chocolate 70%
120 g butter 82%
4 eggs
60 g caster sugar
60 g flour
For the moulds:
50 g butter, melted or backing spray
To serve:
I serve it hot with ice cream and berries or with chili ice cream ( I love it) or margarita granita recipe here.
Method
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture leaves a ribbon trail. Mix into the chocolate and butter mixture.
Add the flour and mix to combine.

Brush 8 ramekins with a little melted butter and then dust with the cacao powder. I bake the Fondant in suffle or pudding cups....or muffin cups.
Fill the moulds with the fondant mix and leave to set in the fridge for one hour.
Cook in the oven at 200°C for just eigth (8) minutes. Leave the fondants to rest for 1 minute, and then turn out and serve with ice cream.

White chocolate fondant with mango puree and popping candy.
Ingredients for 10 portions
For fondant:
140 g white chocolate with no sugar
130 g butter 82%
6 eggs
60 g caster sugar
60 g flour
60 g desiccated coconut
For the moulds:
50 g butter, melted
50 g desiccated coconut,
To serve:
mango puree and fresh fruits
popping candy
Method
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together. Mix into the chocolate and butter mixture.
Add the flour and desiccated coconut and leave to set in the fridge for one hour.
Brush the ramekins with a little melted butter and then dust with the desicated coconut.


Fill the mould with the fondant mix and leave to set in the fridge for one hour.
Cook in the oven to 200°C for just eigth (8) minutes. Leave the fondants to rest for 1 minute, and then turn out and serve over the mango puree, fresh fruits and popping candy on top.



Enjoy!
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7 comments:

  1. Trebuie neaparat sa le incerc ! pare atat de simplu si stiu cat este de bun !

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  2. Oh, Nico, thank you! I've been searching for that receipe. Will give it a try today!
    Happy Easter!

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  3. Excelenta prezentarea si explicatiile!!! Imi doresc de multa vreme sa fac si eu bunatatile astea, am sa le incerc cu siguranta!

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  4. Merci, Andra! Merita incercate! :)

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