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hot chocolate fondant

serves 2

50g   unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
2 tsp  cocoa powder, to dust
50g    good-quality bitter chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids) in pieces
1  free-range egg
1 free-range egg yolk
60g    caster sugar
50g    plain flower

heat the oven to 160C/Gas 3.  Butter 2 large ramekins, about 7.5cm in diameter, then dust liberally with cocoa.

slowly melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl set over a pan of hot water, then take off the heat and stir until smooth.  Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

using an electric whisk, whisk the egg, yolk and sugar together until pale and thick, then incorporate the chocolate mixture.

sift the flour over the mixture and gently fold in, using a large metal spoon.  Divide between the ramekins and bake for 12 minutes.

turn the fondants out on to warmed plates and serve immediately.

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posted by ramtops on 16 Jun 07 - 6910 views

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