Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants


Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants
Chocolate fondants are small cakes that are meltingly moist and oh, so chocolatey! This version adds toasted hazelnuts.
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Last modified on: September 9th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:FondantCakeChocolateHazelnuts
For 15 pieces, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C)

Spread 50 g hazelnuts on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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Toast in the oven for 15 minutes.

Leave the oven on.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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As soon as you take them out of the oven, tip the nuts onto a cloth and rub vigorously to remove the skins. Discard these brown flakes.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Put 150 g dark chocolate and 100 g butter in a large bowl over a bain-marie.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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When melted, beat together until smooth and evenly mixed.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Use a whisk to mix 3 eggs and 100 g caster sugar.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Pour the egg and sugar mixture into the chocolate and mix well.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Take the bowl off the bain marie and sieve 30 g flour and 10 g powdered cocoa into the mixture.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Mix again thoroughly.

Stage 10 - 7 min.
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Divide the mixture into small tins or, as here, a special rectangular silicon mould.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Chop the hazelnuts coarsely with a knife...

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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And divide out between the fondants.

Stage 13 - 20 min.
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Bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Stage 14
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Remarks
You will notice that any type of fondant cake tends to be slightly undercooked. This is normal to give the melting texture we're after.

You can vary this recipe by using almonds, for example, which work very well.

The mixture needs to be kept hot in stage 6, to prevent it turning unpleasantly lumpy when the eggs and sugar are added.
Keeping
Several days in an airtight tin.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,654 Kcal or 11,112 Kj37 gr224 gr179 gr
133 %14 %21 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
450 Kcal or 1,884 Kj6 gr38 gr30 gr
22 %2 %4 %5 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
177 Kcal or 741 Kj2 gr15 gr12 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 15 pieces : 3.63 €
  • Per piece : 0.24 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Based on a recipe by chef Nina Métayer.
This recipe uses (among others)
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate madeleines, Mousse with two chocolates, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Comtoise apple charlotte, Crème brulée, Jelly-style plum jam, Pancake batter, Chocolate cream, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pilau rice, "Buttonhole" quail eggs, French onion soup, Turnip top soup, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, ... All
HazelnutsHazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Brioche royale, Chocolate mendiants, Granola, ... All
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