Recipe: Chocolate Fondante - Musings Version
I had longed to get an OTG ever since I developed an interest in baking last year. While I searched high and low, and found amazing food that can be made in the microwave - I really wanted an OTG. Because everyone of the videos I'd watched had said the same thing,
"Microwaved cakes a delicious. But they don't look as amazing as the oven baked ones!"
Finally, I saved up (and with a bit of help from mum) I got the OTG I'd been targeting yesterday!
This is Bajaj OTG 1603 T
You will need:
50 - 60 g of chocolate bar
(the one I got my hands on had studded almond nuts :P)
50 - 60 g of butter, diced
2 tablespoons of cornflour
1/4 cup of milk
100 g of caster sugar
(I don't have a clue where to find caster sugar in Kolkata. So I simply turn the normal sugar into powder with the help of hand blender :P)
50 g of plain flour (I have rarely used the other kind)
2 egg yolks (But I ended up using 3 eggs...I haven't learnt how to separate eggs yet. Sadly!)
10-20 g of melted butter
4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Basically this recipe uses a four step process. We need to prepare our molds, make the chocolate sauce, prepare the batter and let it chill, and FINALLY bake it!
Preparing the mold:
I used eight silicon reusable cupcake molds. First, brush them with butter and then dust them with cocoa powder. Make sure there is no excess in the molds when you're setting them. It's rather like preparing the mold for your cakes, if you think about it. Only instead of flour, you're using cocoa powder.
Now, put them inside the refrigerator to set.
The Chocolate Sauce:
Bring a deep bottomed pan to medium heat and put in the broken chocolate bar, followed by the diced butter. As you stir that, add in the milk. Keep stirring till you feel the sauce is turning out to be a little thick. Now add the cornflour and keep stirring. Soon, you'll have the chocolate sauce in your desired consistency.
Take the sauce off the flame, pour into a bowl and let it cool.
Beat the eggs together when you fight bubbles forming, add in the powdered sugar. Keep beating it, till it reaches the consistency one finds desirable while making a cake. Then sift the flour and keep adding it to the mix. Finally, add the chocolate sauce you had prepared into this mixture and stir very well.
Divide this mixture into the molds you'd first prepared. Return the now filled molds back into the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Check your Facebook account while you wait. It will make an hour seem like half a minute :P
Preheat your oven at 200 C for around 10 minutes.
Place your molds on the hot tray and bake at 200 C for 10 minutes again.
When it finishes baking your fondante, take it out and allow it to cool for two minutes, before you get them out of molds and serve them to your guests/family/self.
|Chocolate Nutty Fondante, fresh out of the oven!|
|And a closer look at my bowl :))|
Happy Baking ^_^