Classic Chocolate Souffle

Yield: 6 servings
 

Ingredients

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


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C)
  2. Grease one large souffle dish or 6 small souffle dishes.
  3. Melt the chocolate over hot water (in a double boiler).
  4. Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whisk with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks.
  5. Add 1/3 cup of sugar gradually while whisking with the electric mixer.
  6. Mix gently the melted chocolate with the egg yolks and approximately one cup of the whisked egg whites.
  7. Fold in the remaining part of the whisked egg whites.
  8. 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.

Variations

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

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