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Butlers Chocolate Melt in the Middle

Butlers Chocolate Melt in the Middle

The beauty of these fondants is that you can make them the day before, refrigerate and bring back to room temperature and reheat just before serving.

Ingredients:

200g (7oz) butter
200g (7oz) Butlers Dark Chocolate, chopped
6 eggs
240g (8.5oz) caster sugar
60g (2oz) plain or cream flour
Cocoa powder

Utensils you will need:

  • 200ml heatproof ramekins x 8
  • 1 Medium Saucepan
  • Glass (or ceramic) mixing bowl x 1
  • Electric hand held whisk
  • Tablespoon
  • Spatula

How long it will take:

20 minutes

How to make The Melt in the Middle:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (fan oven) or Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease the ramekins with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  3. Put the butter in a small saucepan and drop in the chocolate.
  4. Heat gently until the butter has melted, then remove the saucepan from the heat and stir it with a spatula until the chocolate has melted and become smooth.
  5. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric hand held mixture until ribbon stage.
  6. This means when the beaters are lifted from the mixture they leave a thin trail of the mixture on the surface.
  7. With a metal spoon or a spatula fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs and sugar and sift the flour over the top. Fold together until combined.
  8. Divide the mixture between the ramekins, filling each one three quarters full.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until a crust has started to form around the cakes but the middle is still like a gooey pool of chocolate.
  10. To serve, turn the puddings out of the ramekins and enjoy.

 

Serving Suggestion:

Serve with a blob of whipped cream or some raspberries and raspberry coulis. To make the coulis, heat some fresh frozen raspberries with a little icing sugar, then blend with a hand blender and push through a sieve to remove any seeds.

TIP:

The beauty of these fondants is that you can make them the day before, refrigerate and bring back to room temperature and reheat just before serving. They reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at 800w.