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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondants

 

If you live in the UK and you love to cook and bake, you must know all about Lakeland. A veritable Mecca of foodie fabulousness, I don’t have a single foodie friend who doesn’t love them. Lakeland is spoken of in revered tones by my friends and it is *quite* an occasion when their new catalogues are released. Facebook will be awash with photos of my friends with their cuppas in one hand and a big fat marker pen in the other, and the catalogue on their knees, ready to create a wish list to be left ajar in plain view of their partners, parents and even children, a week or two before their birthdays, Christmas or hell, just because! A little while ago, they were looking for a reader who loved their products to be in an advertising campaign promoting a brand new product from their Autumn range. And I got down to one of the final two customers they had in mind for the campaign! Alas, I wasn’t picked in the end but the lovely people at Lakeland gave me some of the product I would have been showcasing – their Fail-safe Fondant Dessert Kits – for me to give away to you on my blog!

 

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Mind. Blown.

To my knowledge, Lakeland haven’t worked with bloggers before so to be given this opportunity I was absolutely over the moon. But I do have one confession to make first – until now, I considered Nigella’s Molten Chocolate Babycakes to be the Ne Plus Ultra fondant. If I cook a special, romantic meal for Hungry Hubby and me, they always feature as our dessert – they just work, exactly as written. However, as Lakeland clearly had a lot of faith in these molds, I loyally set about playing with them and discovered they are actually pretty darn good.

The kit comes in a robust cardboard box with 6 silicone fondant moulds, a tray you pour your filling into and freeze ahead of baking plus a little recipe book full of rude looking gooey puddings. I just know I’m not alone at loving packaging you can keep and repurpose and my box will be home to various pieces of decorating kit I have no other home for.  Mostly the booklet served as inspiration for me to create these ooey gooey, molten peanut butter fondants as I felt the basic recipe needed a little tweaking. What I came up with is essentially a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the form of a hot pudding. Oh yes, they are as divine as that sounds. I found that cooking them for much less time and at a hotter temperature (i.e. a la Nigella) produced a much better result. Plus I fiddled the proportions again to maximise the goo factor. That being the official term you understand. Look how unctuous they are in this quick video:

The tray has 12 wells to fill (so you can make plenty of frozen fillings and stash them in your freezer for whenever the pudding craving hits) and I do see the kit as being as useful as individual pieces as it is as a whole. Whether you chose peanut butter, salted caramel, a fruit curd or even creme patissiere go on – get creative and see how versatile it is for yourself. One last tip before you find out how to win a kit of your own – I found it was much faster and easier to put the pudding batter in a piping bag for fast assembling and encourage you to do the same.

Check the recipe out before you find out how to win one of four Lakeland Fail-Safe Fondant Kits for yourself!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondants
Super simple chocolate fondant puddings with a molten peanut butter middle, every time. Directions to make them with Lakeland's Fail-safe Fondant Dessert Kit or with darioles (pudding molds).
Servings: 2
Author: Just Jo
Ingredients
For the filling*
  • 120 g smooth peanut butter
  • 50 g white chocolate chopped
For the fondants
  • 1 medium egg
  • 15 g soft butter
  • 60 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 15 g self-raising flour
Instructions
  1. Melt the peanut butter and white chocolate together in a heat proof bowl in the microwave - two 20 seconds blasts should do it, stirring well in between.
  2. Pour into the filling mould (share between six wells) and freeze for 12 hours before using.
  3. Preheat oven to 200˚C.
  4. When ready to bake, melt the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave as for the filling. Set aside.
  5. Whisk the egg and sugar with a hand beater until thick and pale.
  6. Whisk in the melted chocolate.
  7. Stir in the flour.
  8. Grease your molds with butter or spray with oil.
  9. Scrape all the fondant mixture into a small piping bag and pipe enough to fill 1cm deep.
  10. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, carefully drop a frozen peanut butter centre on top of the semi-baked batter and then pipe over the remaining mixture sharing evenly between the molds.
  12. Bake for an additional 10 minutes then remove and stand for 2 minutes (they are cooked when the top looks dry and have a light spring back when gently pressed).
  13. Place your serving plate or dish over each fondant and using oven mitts, invert and remove the mold - it should come away very easily indeed. Serve with cream or custard (or butterscotch sauce if you are going to be very bad!) and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you aren't using the Lakeland kit, simply grease two darioles with butter and dust them well with cocoa before using. Also, simply freeze mounded teaspoons of the peanut butter filling when it has cooled enough to hold it's shape.
* = the filling makes enough for 6 fondants - simply keep frozen until needed or use 3x the amount of this recipe to make 6 full fondants.

To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is become a subscriber of my blog and then leave me a comment below to let me know you’ve signed up. It’s as easy as that! There is a pop up for you to fill in as you read my blog (if you aren’t running ad blocking software) or simply scroll to the bottom of the blog page on your computer or mobile and enter your email address. UK entrants only please. Four lucky winners will be drawn at random at midday on August 31st 2015. Good Luck! Feel free to share this post so your friends can enter too xxx

 

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By | 2017-07-18T21:58:09+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Chocolate, Dessert, Home Baking, Puddings, Sweet Treats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |52 Comments

52 Comments

  1. Sara Mathews 03/08/2015 at 21:16 - Reply

    These look amazing and I love your descriptions, they literally make my mouth water.

    • Just Jo 03/08/2015 at 21:42 - Reply

      Thanks Sara – well worth a try 😀

  2. Morag Grant 03/08/2015 at 21:18 - Reply

    This looks lush will have to try…x

  3. Laura 03/08/2015 at 21:25 - Reply

    You had me at chocolate. And then all over again at peanut butter! I’ve long been a subscriber and even though I know I’m highly unlikely to win another competition on here I can dream!

    • Just Jo 03/08/2015 at 21:41 - Reply

      You never know Laura! Always worth a try 😀

  4. Julie Dodds 03/08/2015 at 21:30 - Reply

    Wow what a great giveaway and recipe as always with your recipes I will be trying this and joining a support group with my fellow Lakeland addicts xx

    • Just Jo 03/08/2015 at 21:41 - Reply

      *I’m Just Jo and I’ve been addicted to Lakeland my whole life, hi group* waving lol…

  5. cate burgon 03/08/2015 at 21:33 - Reply

    mmmmm mind is working overtime so many ways to use and abuse this kit x

    • Just Jo 03/08/2015 at 21:40 - Reply

      I know, right? I reckon they will prove *very* handy pieces of kit, even if you don’t use them for fondant puddings 😀

    • Just Jo 31/08/2015 at 14:48 - Reply

      CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER!

      • cate burgon 02/09/2015 at 20:20 - Reply

        thank you so much xxx

  6. jason 03/08/2015 at 21:40 - Reply

    Hey Jo!

    They look great on your site: regarding the top bar: i’d recommend just using less words. We’ll have a character limit baked into a future update. Otherwise, looking good!

    Jason

    • Just Jo 03/08/2015 at 22:13 - Reply

      Good to know thanks Jason – I’ll have another go 😀

  7. Caroline 03/08/2015 at 22:04 - Reply

    These look and sound amazing Jo, can’t wait to try them. x

  8. lucybishop2012 03/08/2015 at 23:22 - Reply

    Oh wow Jo! These look totally incredible!! I’d love to win a kit, oh boy I could have so much fun with one! Already a subscriber (naturally!) 🙂 #fingerscrossed

  9. sayaevans 04/08/2015 at 00:51 - Reply

    Jo, OMG!! Think I’ve been missing out on the Lakeland catalog until now! Signing up!
    Count me in!

  10. Wow those look incredible!! I would love one of those, with all that gooey peanut butter filling… 🙂

  11. cookingwithpree 04/08/2015 at 00:58 - Reply

    Hi! I just want you to know that I love your blog and have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award! Please check out my post https://cookingwithpree.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/creative-blogger-award/

  12. Rebecca 04/08/2015 at 08:50 - Reply

    Subscribed! These look amazing and I love finding new fondant recipes to try!

    I follow you on facebook but didn’t realise you had this as well!

    • Just Jo 04/08/2015 at 14:46 - Reply

      Oh yes – there’s 170 recipes to date on the blog, welcome Rebecca 😀

  13. Sharon 04/08/2015 at 08:51 - Reply

    These look amazing I’ve been looking at this kit in the Lakeland mag so to win a kit would be amazing thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Paline 04/08/2015 at 09:14 - Reply

    As you know, we in deepest darkest Africa don’t have many lakes – let alone LAKELAND! And whenever we see the beautiful stuff you lucky ladies get from them we go a Khaki shade of green, because the grass is not greener on this side of the Equator. Now of course we understand, but sulk, that give always are mostly for the lucky locals but we have all sorts of devious means on hand to circumvent the need of overseas postage so with that in mind I could slaughter a sacrificial peanut butter jar for these. It would certainly be one way of weaning himself into eating peanut butter.

    • Just Jo 04/08/2015 at 14:45 - Reply

      I’m all for that Pauline – I hope you win this time!

    • Just Jo 31/08/2015 at 14:50 - Reply

      CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER!

      • Paline 31/08/2015 at 16:01 - Reply

        WHOOP! I’ve landed with my bum in the peanut butter jar. Thousand times thank you. I’m feeling all gooey with delight.

  15. Susan Barrie 04/08/2015 at 09:24 - Reply

    Yum Yum! This bit of kit would be amazing!

    • Just Jo 31/08/2015 at 14:51 - Reply

      CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE A WINNER!

      • Susan Barrie 31/08/2015 at 15:18 - Reply

        Woo! I’ll drop you an email with my address for the kit to be sent 🙂

  16. George 04/08/2015 at 18:58 - Reply

    These look very intriguing. Gorgeous photography again Jo x

    • Just Jo 04/08/2015 at 21:34 - Reply

      Thank you Georgina – it’s one of those skills that there always seems to be something else to learn about!

  17. Claire 04/08/2015 at 22:06 - Reply

    Mmm these sound scrummy and the moulds look fab, definitely on the ‘must try’ list! Thanks 🙂

  18. Betty Read 06/08/2015 at 21:58 - Reply

    Those look absolutely amazing!!

  19. Jenny Read 07/08/2015 at 09:21 - Reply

    Yum, yum, YUMMY! x

  20. Clare Davies 09/08/2015 at 13:04 - Reply

    oh my…..en route to the kitchen as we speak!!

  21. Nickie C 09/08/2015 at 14:59 - Reply

    I’ve subscribed!

    These look amaaaaaaazing!

  22. Natalie 09/08/2015 at 18:16 - Reply

    Subscribed!! these look yummy, will deffo need to give them a try 🙂

  23. Jem 09/08/2015 at 19:20 - Reply

    These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try them myself!

    • Jem 09/08/2015 at 19:21 - Reply

      (I have subscribed too)

  24. Debbie 14/08/2015 at 09:16 - Reply

    Hi
    I’ve just signed up to your blog, at least now I won’t miss anything
    Your recipes look amazing, can’t wait to try the friands
    ?

    • Just Jo 14/08/2015 at 11:22 - Reply

      Thank you so much! I hope you continue to enjoy the blog Debbie x

  25. George 14/08/2015 at 09:37 - Reply

    Oh my! These look gorgeous. I love fondants. If I don’t win I think I might have to invest in some anyway.

  26. Jayne 14/08/2015 at 09:40 - Reply

    They do look amazing (I am already a suscriber!)

    🙂

  27. Nicole Dennett 14/08/2015 at 11:10 - Reply

    fab recipe – I just don’t have anyone to make them for (& I could eat them all myself but that would be sooooo piggy)

  28. Carol 14/08/2015 at 17:50 - Reply

    I will have to make some for family, subscribed and fancy the Strawberry Shortbread x

  29. Nicola Davies 17/08/2015 at 17:13 - Reply

    I love the look of these! Fondant envy!

  30. Alison 18/08/2015 at 20:12 - Reply

    Ooh looks fab, looks like another gadget on my wanted list from Lakeland…must try them…

  31. Kath 31/08/2015 at 17:41 - Reply

    Look amazeballs Jodie!

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