Thursday, September 10, 2009
TWD - Chocolate Souffle
Apologies for posting so late. This has been a year where family matters have intervened at every turn. If I'm not driving someone to an appointment, I'm sitting around brooding about life.
What I learned this week is that when life hands you lemons, throw them away and make chocolate souffle. It's not very hard at all!
I say this after two attempts at the recipe. Like most people, I'd never even eaten a souffle let alone made one. I didn't have a souffle dish or anything of the 6-cup size. I decided to use teacups. Look at the beautiful sugar crust.
The first time I tried the recipe I completely overbaked them. Twenty-five minutes gave me something like a lava cake without the lava. I almost threw in the towel. Three days later, I decided to try again. This time I pulled them out after fifteen minutes not knowing what level of doneness they'd have reached.
The filling was still creamy but definitely set and heading for cake. We all thought it tasted just right.
This is not a recipe that will go into regular rotation, but I'm interested in trying the main course versions of souffle. I might even buy a proper dish.
Thank you to Susan of She's Becoming Doughmesstic for making me face my eggy fears.