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November 19th, 2010 · Print Print

Oh, goodness. 

So, are there any of you guys out there who haven’t planned your Thanksgiving dessert yet?  I mean, pumpkin pie is all well and good, but can you really beat a chocolate soufflé for sheer holiday decadence?  As far as desserts go, I’m all for the ‘wow’ factor — which you can sometimes get without a lot of effort!  People are so impressed with soufflés, so much that it’s easy to forget that the bulk of the technique just involves whipping some egg whites. 

I participated in a chocolate tasting for Green & Blacks this week, and when it was over, I found myself with six almost-full chocolate bars, so I tried to think of recipes to use them in.  Soufflés are always a go-to for me, because they don’t require too many ingredients, and they’re a great way to make a little chocolate into something special.

You know what’s even better?  Making these at 10 a.m. for late breakfast.  Because, um, I had to get all the kinks out in this recipe.  For you guys.  I swear.

Chocolate Soufflé

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup sugar
4 ounces semi-sweet, chopped
2 ounces 70% dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs, separated

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Butter and sugar four ramekins, as desired.  Beat egg whites with the sugar at medium speed, until they just hold stiff peaks.

Mix chocolate and heavy cream and microwave for 30 seconds.  Let sit for another 30 seconds and stir until combined (if chocolate is not fully melted, microwave for an additional 15 seconds).  Allow to cool for a minute and then stir in the egg yolks. 

Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites.  Fill 4 ramekins almost to the top.  Bake approximately 12-12 minutes, or until the soufflés are puffed and just set.  Serve.


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Tags: desserts · food



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  • 2 julie @ rosy + tart // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Hahaha, believe me. I won’t judge you for 10am chocolate souffle for breakfast. It looks incredible! I’ve always been afraid to try making a souffle… maybe it’s time I give it a shot. Have a great weekend!

  • 3 Joanne // Nov 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I’ve never made a souffle before but these sound absolutely delectable.  Light and fluffy chocolate heaven.  I could eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  So no judgment there.

  • 4 Pearl Lee // Nov 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    you mean there’s something wrong with eating chocolate at 10 am? *swallows the rest of the brownie*

  • 5 Emily // Nov 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    That looks amazing.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, I’ll have it for all four.

  • 6 Closet Confections // Nov 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    LOVE chocolate souffle!  Totally decadent and delicious.

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

  • 7 Jennie // Nov 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    How do you keep them from falling?

  • 8 Nicolette // Nov 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Mmm… love chocolate souffles! I use a recipe from Cooking Light. ;) Still tastes fantastic!

    xo,
    nicolette

    http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com

  • 9 Alexa // Nov 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    This sounds like something I could do- I’ve always wanted to try. Yours look delicious, great idea!

  • 10 Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets // Nov 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I love souffles but have yet to dare to attempt them.  This looks quite yummy!

  • 11 rr // Nov 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Katy this looks heavenly! I can’t wait to give it a try! xx

  • 12 limewire info // Nov 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    ah

  • 13 sarah, simply cooked // Nov 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Yum, it sounds delicious. I recently tried my first souffle (chive and watercress) and was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to succeed.

  • 14 the urban baker // Nov 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    souffles have been on my mind!  this one looks delish!

  • 15 Willy // Nov 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I think I should ask for ramekins for Christmas so I can make these!

  • 16 Katy // Nov 23, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Jennie — There’s really no secret to stopping them from falling!  It happens naturally, the trick is just to serve them (or photograph them) within a few minutes after they come out of the oven!

    Thanks everyone!

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