Chocolate Souffle

serves 6 (1 individual soufflé per person)

•    5 ounces dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
•    1/3 cup granulated sugar
•    3 egg yolks
•    6 egg whites
•    salt
•    2 tablespoons strong espresso coffee (brewed)
•    powdered cocoa

1.    Preheat oven to 375. Butter 6soufflé ramekins.
2.    Melt chocolate in double broiler set over pan of simmering water on medium heat.
3.    In separate bowl, whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft, glossy peaks form. Continue beating egg whites on high speed gradually adding the sugar until stiff glossy peaks form. Set aside.
4.    Stir egg yolks into melted chocolate; stir in coffee. Gently fold in about 1/3 of egg white mixture then fold in remaining egg white mixture. This combined mixture should look light brown and bubbly without streaks of white.
5.    Spoon soufflé mixture into ramekins and place in oven. Bake for 15 minutes until risen with a crusty top. Before serving, dust the soufflé tops with cocoa powder.
Cook, Eat, and Gather: Create Special Moments and Traditions
Serve these chocolate desserts to your friends and family while taking a little break to enjoy life with good company. Spending time, not money, makes every day special — simplicity is best and less is more. Cooking, eating, drinking, and gathering creates relationships, memories, and traditions — all achieved by just someone’s spontaneous idea to get together for le goûter.

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Originally posted 2012-10-31 23:52:14.

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