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Monday, January 19, 2009

Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Souffle
from reluctantgourmet


3 tablespoons all purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups milk

12 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup brewed strong coffee

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup granulated sugar

5 egg yolks

7 egg whites

another 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Confectioners sugar(for dusting on)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º
    Melt butter in a sauce pot over low heat, whisk in flour and milk and
    cook until it thickens.

  2. Stir in chocolate and stir constantly until it's melted.

  3. Remove from heat and add coffee, vanilla, and half
    the sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time while whisking

  4. Butter a 2-2 1/2 quart soufflé or baking dish.

  5. In a perfectly clean and dry bowl , whisk the egg whites to soft peaks
    and gradually whisk in the remaining sugar and continue to whisk until
    the peaks stiffen.

  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the soufflé base and pour
    into the prepared baking dish.

  7. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until the soufflé rises 2 inches
    above soufflé dish.Dust with confectioners sugar and serve

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