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French Food Friday...Hot Chocolate Soufflés with Chocolate Cream Sauce


recipe and photo from here
 


Bonjour mes belles,

Autumn has arrived in SW France and I cannot think of anything nicer than a chocolate soufflé with a chocolate sauce.....if you are going to indulge you may as well do it properly...light as a feather, these chocolatey melt-in-the-mouth soufflés are sure to please


Prep: 20 mins             
Cook: 10 mins Plus cooling   
Serves:          
                                   
 
For the hot chocolate sauce
  • 142ml pot single cream
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into pieces
  • 25g butter

For the soufflés

  • melted butter, for greasing
  • 50g caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp extra
  • 175g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • icing sugar, to serve
 
  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and place a baking tray on the top shelf. For the sauce, heat the cream and sugar until boiling. Remove from the heat, stir in the chocolate and butter until melted, then keep warm.
  2. Brush 6 x 150ml ramekins with melted butter, sprinkle with the 2 tbsp caster sugar, then tip out any excess. Melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, cool, then mix in the egg yolks. Whisk the egg whites until they hold their shape, then add the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, whisking back to the same consistency. Mix a spoonful into the chocolate, then gently fold in the rest.
  3. Working quickly, fill the ramekins, wipe the rims clean and run your thumb around the edges. Turn oven down to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6, place the ramekins onto the baking tray, then bake for 8-10 mins until risen with a slight wobble. Don’t open the oven door too early as this may make them collapse.
  4. Once the soufflés are ready, dust with icing sugar, scoop a small hole from their tops, then pour in some of the hot chocolate sauce. Replace the lids and serve straight away.
....bon appetit à tous, Leeann x

Comments

  1. How delish I remember having this at Mortens in San Diego and yours look just as good!!

    xoxo
    Karena
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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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