I am not going to tout the health virtues of these chocolate fondants – I am pretty sure it would still be better for you to avoid eating them, but all that aside they did taste pretty dam good. I recently got the BBC Sherlock TV Series on DVD – so I decided to invite a few guinea pigs around to watch a couple of episodes by the fire and test the fondants. Mystery DIY Man reminded me that there are many chocolate fondant failures on MastecChef (lucky I’m not on Masterchef).
I found this recipe in the New Zealand Healthy Food Guide a while ago and had been planning to make it for ages – success! I served it with unsweetened yoghurt and custard, but I think it was really crying out for some lovely tart berries.
- 150g dark chocolate, broken in pieces
- 1/2 cup lite evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons castor sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour, plus extra, to dust
- icing sugar, to dust
- Put chocolate and evaporated milk in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir until chocolate has just melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Spray six, half-cup ramekins or small coffee cups with oil. Dust with extra flour.
- Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale, and at least double in volume. Add chocolate mixture and sift in flour. Gently fold until just combined.
- Divide mixture evenly between ramekins. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- When ready to eat, preheat oven to 200ºC. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cooked at the sides but still soft in the centre. Remove from oven and set aside for a few minutes. Serve in ramekins, or run a knife around the edge and turn cakes out on to plates. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with berries and vanilla yoghurt.
Recipe courtesy of Healthy Food Guide