Dark chocolate fondant

Round off your meal in exquisite style with Richard Phillips' stylish recipe for a melt-in-the-mouth chocolate treat
By Richard Phillips
Dark chocolate fondant
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  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 200 g plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder, sifted
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.

2. Melt together the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.

3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and yolks.

4. Fold the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.

5. Fold in the flour.

6. Pipe the chocolate mixture into a double-buttered and cocoa-dusted dariole mould.

7. Bake for 5-6 minutes.

8. Turn out of mould and serve each portion with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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