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Chocolate Soufflé

January/February 2008

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Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they are actually easy to make. Whip them up right after dinner and enjoy while they're still warm from the oven.



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"I never thought soufflé could be so easy! It's very impressive -- even to watch it baking. It was perfect! "
Chocolate Soufflé Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg, separated, plus 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)

Preparation

  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 375°F. Lightly coat two 10-ounce ramekins with cooking spray; coat the insides of each with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  2. Place chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. (Alternatively, see “No Microwave?” below.)
  3. Whisk egg yolk and cream in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk in the chocolate until smooth, then whisk in flour and cinnamon until incorporated.
  4. Beat egg whites and salt in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in four additions, until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture until fairly smooth; then gently fold this combined mixture back into the remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Divide between the prepared ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake until puffed and firm to the touch, 18 to 22 minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Two 10-ounce ramekins
  • No Microwave? Place chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Gently stir until almost melted. Remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate melts completely.

Nutrition

Per serving: 331 calories; 15 g fat (9 g sat, 2 g mono); 113 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 2 g fiber; 235 mg sodium; 235 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 other carbohydrates, 3 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Desserts, chocolate
Servings
2
Ethnic/Regional
American
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Health & Diet Considerations
Low sodium
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Microwave
Meal/Course
Dessert
Holiday
Valentine's Day
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Publication
January/February 2008
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