Left Bank’s Chocolate Fondant

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This is a signature Parisian dessert. Try it with coffee ice cream.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus 2 Tbsp. at room temperature
  • 8 eggs, seperated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Directions

  • Melt chocolate and 1 cup butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring till smooth. Pour into large bowl.
  • Beat egg whites in a clean mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, whip eggs yolks and sugar together until pale yellow. Fold in flour into egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold egg yolk mixture into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Brush bottoms and sides of eight 4-ounce ramekins with 2 tablespoons butter. Dust with cocoa powder. Spoon batter into ramekins.
  • Place ramekins on sheet pan and bake at 400° till puffed and set on top, about 15 minutes. Dust the tops with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus 2 Tbsp. at room temperature
  • 8 eggs, seperated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Directions

  • Melt chocolate and 1 cup butter in small saucepan over low heat, stirring till smooth. Pour into large bowl.
  • Beat egg whites in a clean mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, whip eggs yolks and sugar together until pale yellow. Fold in flour into egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold egg yolk mixture into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in egg whites.
  • Brush bottoms and sides of eight 4-ounce ramekins with 2 tablespoons butter. Dust with cocoa powder. Spoon batter into ramekins.
  • Place ramekins on sheet pan and bake at 400° till puffed and set on top, about 15 minutes. Dust the tops with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories560
Total Fat37g
Saturated Fat24g
Cholesterol250mg
Sodium80mg
Total Carbohydrate42g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars27g
Protein11g