Soufflés are easier to make than anyone thinks and you can do everything--except bake them--up to three days in advance. These chocolate soufflés are impossibly light, but wildly flavorful. The batter contains a small amount of rice flour, which is more delicate than wheat flour and won't dull the chocolate flavor. Guests should be ready so that you can serve the soufflés directly from the oven.
Tip: To efficiently prepare ramekins, lightly coat with melted butter and add 3 tablespoons granulated sugar to one ramekin. Holding it over a second ramekin, tilt and rotate it until the bottom, sides and rim are coated with sugar. Spill excess sugar into the second ramekin, hold it over a third ramekin and repeat, pouring the excess sugar into each successive ramekin until all are coated. Discard any excess sugar.
To make ahead: Prepare Steps 2 to 5. Refrigerate for up to 3 days before continuing with Step 6.
Equipment: Eight 4- or 5-oz. ramekins
2 1/2 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 medium-fat protein