Sunday, February 10, 2008

Gooey Chocolate Puddings

No pics for these - I had guests and couldn't really intrude with my camera. There must be hundreds of different recipes for this kind of chocolate dessert, firm on the outside with a molten, oozing centre. I saw an episode of Masterchef last week where they said that 'the route to the final is scattered with failed chocolate fondants'. I think one of the keys to this recipe is to resist the urge to open the oven to check on them. Once the top starts to crack the centre should still be liquid.

This recipe comes from Nigella's 'How to Eat', I'm not a fan of her books that go with the TV series but this one is a gem. I've bought a few copies as presents as I think it's a great introduction to cooking.

125g dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter
3 egg yolks
150g caster sugar
35g plain flour
  • Gently melt together chocolate and butter
  • Whisk together egg yolks, sugar and flour
  • Stir in the chocolate mix
  • Grease four ramkins
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 12-15 mins
I served mine with the last of Kieran's orange ice-cream, yum.

5 comments:

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate fondant!!!!

jen said...

Chocolate fondant makes me very happy :-)

And I'm with you on Nigella's books - I much prefer her earlier un-tv related writing.

kieran said...

Hand me a spoon! I love orange and chocolate. I'm glad the ice cream worked well with it.

bill said...

absolute rubbish.
Flour sugar and eggs will not "whisk" so when hot choc is added the egg just cooks. The most disgusting mess I have ever made

Kate said...

bill I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. I've made this a couple of times and I use my Kenwood Chef to whisk the egg + flour + sugar all together.