Chocolate orange fondant puddings recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 9 min
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  • These delicious puddings have a runny chocolate meal – the perfect end to a dinner party meal or just a tasty dessert to treat your family


    • 300g (10½ oz) good quality dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa solids)
    • grated rind of 1 orange
    • 75g (3oz) unsalted block butter
    • 50g (2oz) light brown soft sugar
    • 5 medium organic British eggs
    • 50g (2oz) plain flour, sifted
    • 60ml (4tbsp) thick cut orange marmalade


    • Preheat the oven to 200ºC, 400ºF, gas mark 6. Butter 6 x 150ml (¼pt) capacity pudding tins or ramekins. Place the chocolate and orange rind in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Once melted, stir until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

    • Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and orange marmalade in a food processor and blend to make a smooth batter. Add the melted chocolate and whiz again until well combined.

    • Divide the mixture between the dishes. Place on a baking tray and bake for 9 minutes. The outside will be cooked with a molten centre. Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.

    Top tip for making Chocolate orange fondant puddings

    These puddings can be made several hours in advance, cover and chill until ready to cook. Increase the cooking time to 11-12 minutes. For an even more indulgent flavour add 15ml (1tbsp) orange flavoured liquor.

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