Food Friday: Mini Chocolate Souffles
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.