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Chocolate Pecan Fondants

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It was Mothers Day a couple of weeks ago…
After looking through a few of my baking books for inspiration and narrowing down some ideas my mom finally decided on these Chocolate Pecan Fondants, so that is what I went with.

You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and we both love melt-in-the-middle puddings!

50g Butter, plus extra for greasing
Cocoa Powder, for dusting
150g Chocolate (50% cocoa solids is fine), chopped into chunks
2 Eggs, beaten
2 tbsp Plain Flour
20g Pecan Nuts, toasted and chopped very finely
1 tbsp Golden Caster Sugar

Lindt ChocolateChopped Chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 7. Butter 3 individual pudding basins (about 200ml capacity), then dust generously with cocoa powder.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over simmering water or in a microwave, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in both the eggs, the flour, chopped pecan nuts, and then the sugar beat together gently until everything is combined, but still runny.
    Chocolate Pecan Fondant Ingredients Chocolate Pecan Fondant Chocolate Mixture
  3. Divide the mixture equally between the pudding moulds. These can now be chilled for up to a day ahead.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes until firm on top but still gooey in the middle. (or 16-18 mins if chilled).
    Filled Fondant Moulds
  4. Turn out the puddings onto small plates and serve with ice cream or double cream.
    Fondants just out of the oven

     These were absolutely delicious, loved the added crunch of the chopped pecans inside the pudding. I think I might even cook them a little less next time so that they are extra gooey inside.

    Chocolate Pecan Fondant Centre