Tess’s Chocolate Fondant

Our friend Tess was down last week and it was great to see her as she moved to Auckland a while ago and the last time we saw her was when we were there a year ago for the winter coronation SCA event. She’s going to Europe soon on a working holiday so its probably going to be a while before we see her again.

Tess is a professional patissiere and made us these delicious fondants for which she left the recipe. Quantities in brackets are for the catering quantity: makes 300.

151 g  (2600) butter
4 (60) eggs
5 g (80) baking powder
162g (2800) dark chocolate
17 g (300) cocoa
116 g (2000) icing sugar
78 g (1350) flour
1 egg yolk (400g)

  1. Melt chocolate and butter
  2. Stir in eggs and yolk(s)
  3. Sieve & stir in dry ingredients
  4. Bake in cups for 10 – 12 minutes at 180 degrees C.

Kept well in the fridge for a couple of days and heated in the microwave.