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Recipe of the Week – Chocolate Orange Fondant

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Hello food…..

Fondant time!

Le Fondant du Chocolat et Orange

This recipe is another that was made during DriveWorks Masterchef, but as it went down well I thought it would be a good one to share.

People seem to think that fondants are hard to create – but as long as you give the mixture enough time to set (which we didn’t in DriveWorks Masterchef) then it will be perfection on toast!


  • 150g Unsalted Butter
  • 25g Cocoa Powder
  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 1 Orange (zest and juice)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 180g Caster Sugar
  • 150g Plain Flour


 1.Melt together the chocolate and the butter in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water – otherwise DISASTER)!
2.Whisk together eggs, egg yolks and sugar until pale and thick.
3.Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in.
4.Add the orange juice, zest and chocolate mix and make sure nicely combined.
5.Leave in fridge to set enough that you can roll it into lovely little balls – almost doughlike.
6.Grease ramekins with butter and dust with icing sugar. Place in small ball of fondant mix.
7.Cook at 190˚c/Gas Mark 5 ½ for 9 minutes.
8. Serve with Unctuous, creamy custard (you’ll have to come back next week to see this recipe!)



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