Smoked salt chocolate fondant

Smoked salt chocolate fondant recipe

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This indulgent dark chocolate dessert is the perfect sweet treat to share on Valentine's Day. A sprinkle of flavoured salt adds a hint of smoke to this decadent pudding. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or raspberry ripple ice cream to cut through the richness. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 579 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 15g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 50g caster sugar, plus extra ½ tsp
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 15g plain flour
  • ½ tsp smoked salt (or sea salt flakes, see Tip below)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2405kj
    579kcal
    29%
  • Fat

    36g 52%
  • Saturates

    19g 97%
  • Sugars

    43g 47%
  • Salt

    1.2g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52g Protein 10.4g Fibre 5.5g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside while you prepare the pudding moulds.
  2. Grease 2 pudding moulds. Combine the cocoa powder with the extra ½ tsp caster sugar and use to dust the inside of each pudding mould. Put 2 discs of nonstick baking paper into the base of each mould, then put in the fridge until ready to fill.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together. Beat in the egg and yolk, then add the flour and smoked salt. Beat in the chocolate until completely smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture between the moulds and bake for 10 mins. Turn out onto plates and serve immediately with crème fraîche or raspberry ripple ice cream, if you like.

Tip: You can make this pudding ahead – make up to the point where you fill the moulds, then cover and keep in the fridge for up to a day in advance. Cook for an extra 2 mins from chilled.

If you can't find smoked salt, you can use regular sea salt to still get that tangy savoury-sweet combination of salted chocolate. 

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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