black forest chocolate fondant

black forest fondant

lately I’ve been loving experimenting with interesting flavours and fillings and inserting it into the centre of the classic chocolate fondant. It really adds that extra excitement and surprise when that dark chocolate sauce starts oozing out.

I’ve only really made two variations so far – Amarula chocolate fondant and now the Black forest chocolate fondant. However, with the launch of  Nomu’s Chocolate Fondant Kit  I’ll definitely be experimenting with a lot more weird and wonderful fillings.

Recipe: Makes 6-8 individual ramekins

125g 70% Dark chocolate, roughly chopped
125g butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
60g castor sugar
30g flour
Extra butter for greasing
Cocoa for dusting
½ cup (125ml) tinned cherries, drained
¼ cup (60m) kirsch

Place cherries in Kirsch and leave to soak overnight.
Grease 8 individual ramekins with a little butter and dust lightly with cocoa.
Place chocolate and butter into a glass bowl and place on top of a pot of simmering water and allow to melt slowly, stirring occasionally.
Place all eggs into a separate clean bowl, add castor sugar and beat until  creamy and pale (a good 10 minutes).
Slowly add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined.
Drain cherries and fold into the chocolate mixture, together with the sifted flour and spoon into greased ramekins.
Chill for a good 4 hours or preferably overnight.
Bake in oven at 200C for 8-10 minutes. The top should just be firm to the touch but still wobbly in the centre.
Remove from oven, allow to rest in ramekin for 2 minutes, then gently run a knife around the rim of the pudding and tip out gently onto a plate.
Serve immediately with cherry and vanilla swirl ice cream.

Credits

This recipe was especially developed for Crush

Photographer: Matthew Ibottson

Recipe and stylist: Luisa Farelo Hayes

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