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Hot Chocolate Orange Fondants with a Ginger Ice Cream RECIPE

Hub-UK first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long time ago now!

Back then the internet was a very different place with much more of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was a pleasanter and more friendly place to hang out. For those of us interested in food and cooking it was a great opportunity to chat and share ideas with people living in other parts of the world.

It was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother with a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional chef just starting a career in the kitchen or one who was an old hand working at the stove, was happy to share recipes so others could enjoy them.

A lot of the details of who contributed the recipe, or the history of the recipe, have either become blurred or disappeared over the years but the recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right or for the inspiration they might give.

This recipe came from Robert Hutchinson formerly Sous Chef at Weston Park, Shropshire.

Hot Chocolate Orange Fondants


175gms Dark chocolate (Minimum 50% Cocoa)
80g unsalted butter
4 whole eggs
4 egg yolks
75g caster sugar
75g plain flour, sifted
3 oranges zested and juiced
1 dessert spoon Cocoa powder

  • Melt butter and chocolate over a bain-marie. Mix well and then allow to cool.
  • Using an electric mixer beat sugar and eggs until double in volume. Add zest and half of the orange juice.
  • Fold chocolate mix into this but try not to knock out too much air.
  • Fold in the flour and cocoa powder.
  • Butter and flour pudding moulds and then three quarter fill with fondant mix.
  • Chill overnight if possible. Baked for 8 - 10 minutes at 190C / 375F.
  • They should have a semi liquid center but hot inside.

Ginger Ice Cream

See separate recipe - <click here>

To serve:

Serve with a scoop of Ginger Ice Cream, Brandy Snap and a cold Orange Custard

Serves 6