CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (65 g) sugar
  • 5 ounces (150 g) bittersweet chocolate (70%)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • a pinch of salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C)
  • Grease one large souffle dish or 6 small souffle dishes.
  • Melt the chocolate over hot water (in a double boiler).
  • Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks.
  • Add 1/3 cup of sugar gradually while whisking with the electric mixer.
  • Mix gently the melted chocolate with the egg yolks and approximately one cup of the whisked egg whites.
  • Fold in the remaining part of the whisked egg whites.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven until crusted on top and practically cooked in the middle, approximately 25-35 minutes for a large souffle dish.

Notes

Variations

1. You may use bittersweet chocolate flavored with orange or raspberries for a delicious fruity flavor.

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