Home FOOD All Things Food Chocolate fondant with Lindor…

Chocolate fondant with Lindor…

We’re fond of a good Pinotage … the FAT Bastard Pinotage is a great choice. This deep ruby red, medium bodied wine is all lush dark fruit with hints of chocolate and mocha. Perfect to serve with one of our favourite desserts … a rich chocolate fondant. This one, created for FAT Bastard by Sam Linsell, is a wonderful way to end a winter meal.

You’ll need:

200g dark chocolate, chopped; 100g salted butter; 1 tsp good quality instant coffee granules or ½ tsp espresso powder; 2 free-range eggs; 2 free-range egg yolks; ½ cup (110g) caster sugar; ¼ cup flour; 4 white or milk chocolate Lindt Lindor balls or 3 x squares from a slab; cocoa for dusting

- Advertisement -


Preheat your oven to 200°C / 400°F and grease 4 dariole moulds or ramekins ( each with an approx capacity of 250ml / 1 cup). In a small pot melt the butter, coffee and chocolate until smooth. While it’s melting, using an electric beater, whisk the eggs, egg whites and sugar until pale and fluffy – about five minutes. Add the chocolate mixture and flour and briefly mix until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly between the four moulds and lightly press the Lindt Lindor balls/squares into the mixture in the middle. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes on a baking tray until they’ve puffed up and are firm on the top. Gently scrape a knife round the edges to loosen and tip out onto plates to serve hot.

This makes 4 generous fondants, so you could quite easily make 6 to 8 much smaller ones. Just reduce the cooking time down to 12 minutes and halve the quantity of Lindor chocolate you add to the middle.

Details: FAT Bastard Pinotage can be ordered for around R120 a bottle from shop.fatbastardwine.co.za

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Artists – you could be the next winner in a leading art competition! 

There are just over two weeks to go until entries close for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Time is ticking fast so best you...

Love tea? Here’s why and how you should drink it

Ready-to-drink teas, functional teas and speciality teas come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Then there‘s also tea-infused water, energy drinks, tea-based ice cream...

Ten industry leaders doing extraordinary things

Sweet-Orr has partnered with 10 South African industry leaders to showcase their talent and celebrate their inspiring stories. It’s a salute to the hardworking men...

Five different retirement personas … which one are you? 

Like many things that require a long-term outlook and commitment, many of us tend to put off retirement planning until it's sometimes too late.  While...

Tuck into a hearty beef and mushroom bolognese

Nothing beats a meaty pasta dish to warm you up from the inside. But, if you want to reduce your red meat intake and...