Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Chocolate Fondants "Tak Jadi"

The picture from the book, DISHY DESSERTS has fascinated me for some time now, because this looks like another version of chocolate cakes with a molten centre. And recently, at the Alliance Francaise, in Lorong Gurney, I sampled their chocolate fondant, which didnt look anything to shout about from the outside, but the minute you sank you teeth into it, YUMMMMMMY. (the cafe there is part of the french culinary school, and gourmet supply shop, Gourmandines).

Anyway, since Tuesdays are baking experiment days, I decided to be bold, and try this particular recipe. Maybe I did it wrong, so I'm putting it here so that someone else can try it and tell me if it worked. As you can tell from my pics, mine looks NOTHING like what its meant to look like in the book.

Shoobee doo lang lang:

250gm unsalted butter (now, this seemed like a HECK of a lot of butter)
250 gm dark chocolate

Melt the chocolate and whisk in the butter. (I shortcut this by zapping in microwave. Result was a very watery choco butter solution)

1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa

Sift together in a bowl. Put aside.

2 eggs, 1 cup sugar

Whisk together, until light and creamy.

Add this into the melted chocolate. Mix, and fold in the flour & cocoa. Pour into 6 individual "dariole" moulds...(dunno what that is, but I just used some tart tins), 3/4 full, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (I only refrigerate for 2 hours)

Take out from fridge, plonk onto a baking tray, and bake at a preheated 200C oven for 12-14 minutes.

Now, mine looked and smelt good, but the texture was awful. Also, it was sickeningly rich, I think the butter and chocolate just makes one nauseous after two mouthsful. The texture was all wrong, it was like a mousse, with uncooked flour.......

Any takers? Try and let me know.


Unknown said...

Just stumbled upon ur blog. Nice one. Keep up ur good job.

boo_licious said...

If u are looking for a good choc fondant recipe, try the Gordon Ramsay one I have on the blog. It's excellent and simple.

Hey, u managed to sample food at Gourmandines? I went the other day and only got the set lunch. Planning to go again to eat proper french food plus stock up stuff!

fatboybakes said...

pushpa, thanks for the encouragement.

boo, oooh, goody. i wanted to buy gordon's book, but somehow havent gotten around to it. i think i recall seeing it there too. no, i havent been able to eat at gourmandines...only had the choc cake and coffee when i went to pick up the slab of fresh foie gras.

fatboybakes said...

ah boo, checked out your recipe oridi. ingredients are all the same, only quantities differ. yours got a lot more flour, which i think is exactly what was missing, as mine didnt bind properly, and was moussey. and yours doesnt need refrigeration hor.

Anonymous said...

wow i dunno if this reply is still useful(4yrs late..hah)
after many times trying various recipe i found out that the chocolate is the main culprit.
can't get good quality of dark chocolate(>60%). i used to make with valhona 66% and it was perfect. can get it here though