Caroline's just come home for Christmas, and she adores chocolate. Luckily for me I had a few of these delicious fondants left over from cookery classes and they have been in the freezer ever since. I usually defrost before cooking but the one in the picture I just cooked from frozen for 14 minutes and had a very happy daughter. Although fondants are easy to make the hard bit is the cooking time - a minute too long in the oven and they are not gooey in the centre and if too underdone they collapse on unmoulding. The recipe makes 7 fondants so I usually do a test cook with 1 fondant and then when I am entertaining I know exactly how long to cook them for. Everyone who came to the Christmas demonstration classes really enjoyed this recipe, the coffee in the recipe just takes a little of the sweetness away from the chocolate.
This beautiful photo was taken by Hannah