July 7, 2020
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A chocolate-lover’s dream from our friends at the Walnut Grove Cooking School! This rich and molten cake is a classic dessert that will please any palate.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Cook method: Bake
*Don’t have caster sugar? Put granulated sugar in the food processor and pulse several times, without letting the sugar get hot.
1. Melt butter & chocolate gently over a bain marie, then stir together until smooth.
2. Whisk eggs and sugar together and then add the melted butter & chocolate and whisk.
3. Fold in the sifted flour.
4. Butter four dariole molds or ramekins using cold butter and pour the mixture in until they are three quarters full.
5. Cook in a pre-heated oven 350°F (170°C) for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top of the fondant is light but springy to the touch.
6. Carefully remove from mold and serve with vanilla ice cream, or any other flavor ice cream, fresh fruit, or any garnish of your choice.
This is a fairly rich pudding but for chocolate lovers a must! For best results use dariole molds, which can be easily purchased from good kitchen stores. Cooking times may vary depending on your oven – the end result of the fondant should be reasonably firm around the outside and nice and gooey on the inside! If properly cooked this is a stunning pudding so don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking times.
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By Peg Kern
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