Thursday, 3 December 2009

Chocolate Lava heaven.....Mood=Volcanic

When i think of chocolate, I melt!!!!

When i think of Melting chocolate, I salivate!!!!

When i think of eating this Volcanic chocolate lava, .... (you can guess what happens)

I tried this recipe when i was working at Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant Pengelley's. And it was simply divine. We also had a very similar recipe in Papillon and let me tell you, this was our biggest seller. I always order this on the menu wherever I go, alongside most of the dessert menu, and i try them to see if mine is better. And lets be biased, IT IS  :)

So chocolate has a LONG history, but lets face it, it doesnt last long once infront of you. Well not infront of me. It is used as an aphrodisiac, as a muscle relaxer, as medicine to bring blood pressure down, but i use it for pure pleasure. I used to eat alot of chocolate when i was young, and now, not so much. But when i do, i make sure it is the best quality, the richest flavour and also the most extravagant texture. There is nothing like diving into something that is ismply divine. Something sinful but yet "everybody " does it.

So do i share this recipe or not?
Im not sure....

Ok fine, But you have to follow the recipe exactly otherwise you will be disappointed.


50g Unsalted butter
Plenty of cocoa powder
50g good quality chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
1 free range egg
1 free range egg yolk
60 g Caster sugar
50 g Plain Flour

    • Butter 2 ramekins and liberally dust with cocoa
    •  Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave or a double boiler. (Pan filled with boiling water and a bowl on top) 
    • Add the chocolate and butter and let it gently melt over the heat. But for either way you must check and stir it.
    • Then in another bowl, mix the eggs and suagr till light and fluffly
    • Then add the chocolate mixture once it has cooled slightly
      • Sift the flour and gently fold in. 
      • Fill the ramekins 2/3 full
        • Place in the oven at 160 degrees for 12 MINUTES. Not a minute longer, otherwise it will end up like cake and you will be disappointed. 
          Simply Lava-Licious!!!!


          Anonymous said...

          LOOKD AMAZING!! Thanks for the recipe. Will try it later today.

          Anonymous said...


          Soraya said...

          Wow, it looks so simple.... Am definitely going to try it. Iv made this before but it did not look like this. Hope your recipe works for me.

          Anonymous said...

          I love the pictures. Really Great.

          Anonymous said...

          what coco powder do u recommend, i always have a hard time figuring out the right powder for cakes...
          i want to try this recipe tomorrow after i attempt your sayadeya recipe :)

          JKCatering said...

          Hey, I use Green and Black cocao powder. I think it is perfect for this recipe and one that i always use.... Let me know how it goes. This is Gordon Ramsays recipe that i used to use at work in his restaurant....

          You can also make this in advance and keep the mixture in the fridge till you need to use it or freeze it....

          Anonymous said...

          Looks sensational

          Soheir Khashoggi said...

          Yummy!!! this looks really good...can't wait to taste your food!

          Sara B said...

          J you have to make this for my husband he looooooooooooooooooooves chocolate fondant!!!!!!