Posted by: Zorymar | June 27, 2011

Dark Chocolate Souffles

For a while I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for dark chocolate souffles that I found on the Baking Bites blog. When I finally decided to give it a try, I had to change the recipe up a bit according to what I had at home. I also cut the recipe in half because I just wanted to make two souffles. It turned out pretty tasty, if I may say so myself! :)

Ingredients:
7 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Frangelico (or any other sweet liqueur you have at home)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon flour
2 eggs at room temperature, yolks and whites separated

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 350. Place the butter in a small bowl over a pot with boiling water, let it melt, then add the cocoa powder, water, sugar, liqueur and vanilla extract. Mix until all is combined and the cocoa powder has melted (you’ll have a pretty thick chocolate paste). Take the bowl off the stove. In a separate larger bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the egg yolks to the chocolate paste, one at a time, and mix well to combine, then add the flour and again, mix well to combine. Add 1/3 of the beaten egg whites, incorporate with a folding motion, repeat again until all is combined. Take two ramekins, coat with butter and then sprinkle lightly with sugar, divide the mix between the two, making sure the edges are wiped clean. Place ramekins on a baking pan and into the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately, while still warm.

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