March 8, 2011

Peanut butter Chocolate Fondants

inside fondant

Who doesn't love chocolate? Everybody loves chocolate!! Do you know whats better than chocolate? Chocolate with peanut butter! Since we've been having some cold weather of late, oh summer how I wish that you hadn't stood me up, I had a craving for something sweet, hot and rich. So naturally I turned to the good old chocolate fondant. But the plain old chocolate fondant just wasn't doing it for me anymore, so I decided to make it a little more interesting by adding a little peanut butter to the centers so when you dig in a volcano of peanut butter spurts out of the middle. My grand visions certainly didn't turn out that way, but it was pretty satisfying nonetheless.


raw Peanutbutter chocolate fondants

To make the peanut butter center, I keep aside a little of the chocolate mixture and then add a generous amount of peanut butter to that. Then I put the peanut butter/chocolate mixture into the middle of the 2/3 filled ramekins. The peanut butter changes the consistency of the chocolate batter, instead of ending up with a very fluid lava like center the peanut butter makes it all a bit thick. So the centers stay soft and gooey, but not as runny as I would like. I think it needs a bit of tweaking. Anyway here is the recipe and a video to tease you with.


Peanut butter Chocolate Fondants

INGREDIENTS
Makes 4

100g good quailty dark chocolate
100g unsalted butter
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
50g castor sugar
30g plain flour
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
extra butter and cocoa powder

METHOD

Preheat oven to 180C

In a double boiler, melt together the chocolate and butter, set aside and allow to cool slightly. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, yolks and castor sugar until light and fluffly roughly 2-3 minutes on medium speed.

Combine the chocolate into the eggs, then fold through the flour. Using 1 cup capacity ramekins, grease the outside with a little butter, then dust the grease with some cocoa powder, this will prevent the batter from sticking. Spoon the mixture into the ramekins, about 2/3 of the way full. Add the peanut butter to the remaining chocolate mixture, mix until just combined. Divide this evenly into the 4 ramekins, making sure to get the peanut butter mixture as close to the center of the ramekin as possible.

Bake for 12 minutes at 180C

The mixture can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge in the ramekins, when baking adjust the cooking time by 2-3 minutes to compensate for the cold mixture.

Peanutbutter chocolate fondants

24 comments:

Hannah said...

There are no words to express the depth of love I feel for this recipe. Peanut butter and chocolate own my heart. Swoon!

Agnes said...

Oh yes, peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven. And my stomach.

Maybe the centres would be more runny if the peanut butter was thinned out more first ie with a bit of cream as well as the chocolate? I think you need to experiment more with these - much more. I'd be happy to help you taste test. ;)

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

You=evil

Watching that video is pure torture. It is torture made into binary.

OohLookBel said...

I am a bit over chocolate fondants, and this PB version has reignited the love. The video is so cool when you gouge out the insides =)

penny aka jeroxie said...

Cruel with the video!!!

Adrian in Food Rehab said...

Oh you tease!! Love it. Looks so decedant and nicely gooey.

Give me some!!!

Anh said...

peanut butter and chocolate = yum! I didn't think of this combo when making choc fondants recently. I should try ^^

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Can't go wrong with PB and choc - the last shot looks great!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

yum!! yes please!!!

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi said...

For some reason I've never made a fondant, but chocolate and peanut butter is one of those all time great flavour combos. I'm extremely tempted. What other heavenly flavours would work in the centre I wonder?? raspberry coulis? caramel? baileys?...

Jayson James said...

Wow! It looks great. Peanut butter matches perfectly with chocolate. Very tempting!

Thanks again for sharing the recipe.

Food lover said...

I am obsessed with eating a peanut butter chocolate fondant now!!! I have actually searched for places who serve it, but couldn't find anything... might have to venture into my kitchen for one...

daneastside said...

peanutvbutter and chocolate are the bomb. this looks amazing. i am on it. :)

Vivian - vxdollface said...

Ooh yum! what a wonderful peanut buttery surprise :)

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness that is food porn right there!! Love chocolate fondants, and love the addition pf peanut butter!

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This is just insanely good (pst- how is the quest going? I understand the drive- we took it one step further and tried to do the top 10 on the world San Pellegrino list- brutal for the mortgage, but oh- so much fun...)

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

That video is quite a tease – watching the mouthful disappear into an unseen mouth! I haven't visited for so long, and this was a perfect post to come back to!

Adie Andrews said...

This looks absolutely delicious I am totally in love.

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Thanks for the ideas. There's always something new to learn and improve on in this mad internet world. Uptiming is surely something to keep an eye on.

Miss T said...

oh boy, crazy good.
T x

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