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Chocolate Fondant with Amaretto Milkshake

fondant:

  • melted butter
  • cocoa powder
  • 200gr dark couverture chocolate
  • 200gr butter, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100gr costed sugar
  • 150gr plain flour, sifted
  • 100gr butter, extra
  • 100gr cocoa powder

amaretto milkshake:

  • 625ml milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 40gr costed sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp amaretto

 

method:

  1. For the fondant, preheat oven to 180degree celcius. place a small square of paper in the bottom of 6 ramekins&grease with melted butter&cocoa powder. place ramekins on a baking tray.
  2. melt the chocolate&butter in a bowl over a small saucepan of boiling water, turn off heat. in an electric mixer, add the eggs, egg yolks&sugar and mix on high speed until fluffy and white. tip chocolate mixture into a large bowl, pour egg mixture into chocolate mixture&fold together. Fold in flour and mix until smooth.  Spoon or pour mixture into ramekins and place in fridge until ready to serve.  When ready to serve, bake in oven for 8-9 minutes.
  3. for the milkshake, place 500ml milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. meanwhile, cream egg yolks and sugar together with a whisk. split vanilla bean in half, scrape seeds out and add the bean along with the seeds to the milk. once it comes to the boil, pour half onto the yolk mixture, and then pour the mixture coats the back of a spoon, then strain into a bowl and cool over ice. pour anglaise into a jug and place in the fridge for about an hour.
  4. add 250ml of the anglaise, remaining milk and amaretto to a large jug. froth with coffee machine streamer or a hand blender until thick and frothy.
  5. to serve, gently run knife along outside of each ramekin and turn fondant out into serving bowls, spoon amaretto milkshake around the fondant and serve. 

taken from masterchef australia, ep 71-masterclass

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