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FFF = French Food Friday

As I promised last week I have decided to take a break from Friday flowers and today makes the first of a series of posts all of which will be based around one simple theme " French Food".

As you know from yesterday'spost we went to a fabulous restaurant on Wednesday night where I enjoyed a fabulous and very French dessert called "Fondant au chocolate".

Translated “Fondant au chocolat” means “melting chocolate”. The cake, which is melts away in your mouth with its liquid chocolate heart, was created in 1981 by the French cook Michel Bras.

1 bar of dark chocolate
70g of flour
100g of butter
60g of sugar
2 eggs

1.Preheat the oven (180 °).
2. Melt the butter with 2/3 of the bar of black chocolate and add the sugar, the eggs, and the flour to it.
3.Then cut the 1/3 of remaining chocolate in big pieces and put them to the bulk. Put now the whole bulk into a buttered and floured mould and only 10 or 15 min in the oven.

You can eat it straight away whilst warm or put it a short time in the refrigerator then eat......either way it is delicious.

Bon week-end a tous, Leeann x


  1. A fabulous dessert created I believe by Raymond Blanc.
    Have you heard of a delicious award winning sticky toffee pudding making its way to Aquitaine very soon....already in Paris...

  2. You are so lucky to be living and dining in France! I have to settle for a French bakery called Ce Si Bon (not really a sacrifice) in Newport Beach, California. They bring out chocolate crescents every hour--amazing!

    Looking forward to reading your blog. Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

  3. Oh my, melting chocolate. Yum!

  4. I think God blessed you with the idea of Friday recipe series!
    I will try melting chocolate this weekend. Thanks so much!

  5. On our most recent trip to the South of France we learned how to cook these. They are now expertly made by my hubby.

  6. Is it really that easy ? I would hate to waste some fabulous chocolate with one of my Baking Disasters !

  7. There is nothing I love more than molten chocolate cake! It seems intimidating to make, so thanks for sharing this recipe! Delish. Loving your blog!!


  8. They sell look-alike item here in Australia by Domino's Pizza. Here they call Chocolate Lava Cake.

  9. This looks delicious 111 French food friday ---BUT im afraid our Bars could be to big here in Australia---could it be possible you send me the weights of the chocolate in the recipe ---Thank you Jeanette Australai

  10. 111 French food Friday---could l have the weight for chocolate as our bars of chocolate are very big here---hope you can help----your recipe are fantastic thank you Jeanette Australia


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