Valentine's recipes

The Perfect Valentine's Indulgence

Planning to cook for a special someone this Valentine’s Day? Why not try Jake’s very own chocolate liqueur fondant – the perfect after dinner indulgence that is easy to make, and guaranteed to score you a few culinary brownie points…

 You will need: 

  • 85g caster sugar
  • 150g butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g dark chocolate at least 70% cocoa
  • 3 free-range egg yolks
  • 3 whole free-range eggs
  • 80g plain flour
  • 50 ml crème de menthe or liqueur of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  • Grease 4 small ramekins, or small cappuccino cups.
  • Place the sugar, butter and chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Heat gently until all has melted, then remove from the heat.  
  • Mix together until combined.
  • Add both the egg yolks and whole eggs and beat well.  
  • Add liqueur of choice and mix in
  • Fold in the flour.
  • Dust ramekins or cups with coco powder
  • Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe into ramekins or cups.  If you haven’t got a piping bag, you can spoon it in but it can get messy!
  • Place in the fridge to chill for at least 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and place onto a baking tray. Put straight into the oven and cook for 8-9 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with vanilla crème fraiche, candlelight and a bottle of bubbles!

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 Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day,

 Jake and Janine