Food Friday: Mini Chocolate Souffles

I have always wanted to try making a souffle but was intimidated.  I thought I needed special equipment, special skills, or just to be special to have a souffle turn out.  Turns out, I was wrong.

I saw this picture on Pinterest, which of course sent me to the recipe here.  And I thought, wait a minute.  I have those little ramekins that I picked up on clearance at Home Goods.  And then a little wind out of my sails when I realized mine were smaller.  But the recipe did say you could make the souffle’s bigger and just adjust the baking time.  And again, I thought, I have bigger ones! I will just make two instead of four!

So I set out to melting the chocolate, realizing I put it WAY to much expresso powder (since I didn’t actually make the expresso) but I managed to rectify that somehow.  And then to separating the eggs (the first yolk broke but things went smoothly from there).

And then I wondered, did I let the chocolate cool enough?  Are my egg whites stiff enough?  How much folding is too much?  But eventually, everything got into the dishes, already prepped with butter and sugar and into the oven then went.

I love to watch things as they bake.  But I sat down for a while and was AMAZED when I went back. They actually were rising and looked like I souffle!

I can’t emphasize enough how DELICIOUS these were right out of the oven.  A little cream or ice cream and it would have been a bowl (ramekin?) of heaven.  This recipe goes to the top of the pile and will be used over and over.  It is easy to keep everything you need on hand for whenever the mood strikes (tomorrow?).   And not nearly as complicated as I thought.

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on September 30, 2011, in Food/Restaurants, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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