In Italy we say ‘You can’t have a full barrel and a drunk wife’. In other words, a clean kitchen and a tasty fondant au chocolat on your plate just don’t go well together. But, who cares! I decided to mess up a little my kitchen. As long as the outcome is this wonderful French dessert, I’m all for it!
Usually it’s my brother who makes this recipe. Today it was my turn :) I love this chocolate dessert with its melted heart. In France I had it with caramel ice cream, with vanilla sauce, or plain. Today I prepared it plain, chocolate only. When you’re craving for chocolate, this is the one to go for! It feels and tastes like a chocolate overdose :) Who is going to say no to it? ;)
260 g / 9 oz of sugar
125 g / 4½oz of butter
185 g / 6½ oz of dark couverture chocolate
175 g / 6¼oz of flour
a pinch of salt
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Prepare the moulds by brushing them very well with butter. Then cover the insides with either flour or cocoa powder. Preheat the oven at 200°C / 392°F.
Fill approx. 1/3 of a pot with water and put the stove at medium heat. Place a bowl inside of the pot and fill it with the butter and the couverture chocolate. Stir once in a while until the mix melts. then put aside and let it cool off for a few minutes.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs with the sugar. Then gradually add the chocolate mix. Mix well.
Add the flour and salt. Keep stirring until you get a smooth batter.
Now fill about ¾ of each mould and bake for approx. 9-12min (depending on the oven).
I recommend taking one out and see if the chocolate heart is liquid. Leaving them in the oven only 2 or 3 min longer can already make them turn out dry like a muffin!
Serve with some powdered sugar, vanilla sauce, ice cream or red fruits.
Prep Time: 45-60 min
Serves 12 (pieces)