All Things Chocolate Soufflé
- 2 tablespoons refined flour
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup milk
- 1 & ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup of All Things Single Origin 64% Malabar Dark Chef’s Chocolate
- 4 eggs separated (white and yolk)
Now we all know how intimidating making a souffle may seem but if you follow all the steps that I’ve mentioned below to the T, it’s going to be a cake walk for you.
- Start by preheating your oven at 190 C.
- Grease 6 ramekins generously with butter and coat it with a sprinkling of caster sugar. Please remember when you are greasing it with butter angle the brush upwards this will help the souffle to glide up. I was given this advice by French chef who made a kickass souffle for me and my father at a restaurant in Paris. I swear by this advice. Now with the help of your thumb clean the rim of your ramekin this will allow the souffle to rise above the ramekin.
- Take a saucepan and start adding flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar and salt. Start pouring the milk very slowly and start incorporating it with the dry in ingredients. You want a smooth paste with no lumps. Now place the pan on medium to low flame and start whisking it till it thickens.
- Remove it from the heat and add the chocolate chunks. Let the chocolate melt with the heat of the pan without mixing it yet. This will take a min or so.
- Once the chocolate has melted start mixing it with a spatula. If you feel the mixture is very thick then just add 3 teaspoons of milk and adjust the consistency. We want a smooth flowy consistency.
- Add the yolks to the chocolate mixture and mix with the spatula till everything is well combined.
- In another clean large bowl whip up the egg whites till it’s got stiff peaks.
- Start by folding 1/3 of the fluffed up egg whites into the chocolate mixtures and then fold in the rest very gently without knocking out a lot of air from the egg white. Please use a rubber spatula or a metal spoon to do this.
- Pour in the batter into your greased ramekins and place them on a baking tray.
- Bake at 190 C for 17mins exactly. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR while the souffle is baking.
- Once baked, dust some icing sugar on top and serve hot.