I´ve always wanted to make a great soufflé! and today I made it... This is seriously my second attempt on a chocolate soufflé, and I honestly ate 2! I loved it so much....
I made this in 3 different parts...
1 tbsp of flour
1,5 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp cornflour
1 egg yolk
1 whole egg
bring 2 tbsp of double cream and 2 tbsp of milk to the boil and add 25 g of 70% quality chocolate and 1 tsp of cocoa powder. Turn off the heat and mix until a smooth liquid is created.
Gradually stir the flour mix into the chocolate. Be aggressive with it! you do not want some hard flour bits in the mix. But it bask on low heat and whisk until you get a smooth thick paste. Then take is of the heat and let it rest.
Bring 2,5 tbsp of double cream to the boil. Stir 40 g of quality 70% chocolate into the cream and add 1 tsp of cocoa powder.
Take it off the heat and let if cool when you get a smooth textured liquid.
Whisk 3 egg whites to soft peaks and then gradually add 3 tbsp of sugar (one at the time). You should get a beautiful meringue.
Finally mix the first and second liquids together. Then add the meringue 1/3 at the time. Be careful not to destroy the fluffy texture!
For the molds, butter them twice! then add cocoa powder around the corners. Add the soufflé mix into the molds until 2/3 is filled, hit the molds on the bench so that you do not get any air pockets inside! fill it up to the top and level with a knife.
A little extra tip is to go around the top edge of the mix with your finger so that the soufflé can rise properly. As you can see, my didn´t. But I think it´s because I didn´t butter them enough...
Hope you can make one! A light delicious finish on a great meal!
I´ll try to make one rise beautifully next time :-)