Come to the Dark Side...
with individual Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Souffles!
Have an unexpected guest?
Pull one, two or more out from the freezer, pop them in the oven, and 20 minutes later, you'll have a hot, luscious, dark treat to serve AND impress your guest(s).
I wanted one.
I didn't need a reason or an occasion.
I was all alone in the house and felt like having chocolate.
And it was so good...
Thanks to the FoodBuzz Tastemaker program and Ghiradelli, I was able to make these heavenly pots of deliciousness with chocolates they sent me.
See the middle one? That one is my favorite ... Sea Salt Soiree ... roasted almonds, sea salt, all rolled into a luscious square ...
I have never made a souffle and thought they would be complicated to make... actually, it wasn't too hard.
Here's what you do:
Butter and sugar the ramekins and put in the fridge.
Melt chocolate and butter over simmering water in a double boiler.
I don't have a double boiler, so I use a Pyrex dish over a saucepan.
Beat egg whites till frothy, and add cream of tartar.
Continue beating eggs, adding confectioner's sugar till you reach glossy, stiff peaks.
Transfer egg whites to another bowl and beat the egg yolks, adding a hot simple syrup of sugar and water while mixer is running...
Gently fold 1/4 of the egg white mixture into cooled chocolate.
Fold in rest of egg whites, and fill ramekins 2/3-3/4 full.
Cover with plastic wrap ...
and with foil. Label and put the baking instructions on it, if you wish.
Whenever the mood strikes, pull one of these sweet things out from the freezer and pop it in the oven. No thawing out needed!
This souffle deflated a little when it first came out, but still tasted great! The dark chocolate flavor is intense, but there is just enough sugar in this recipe to balance it out.
It would be even better with some raspberry syrup or even a dollop of fresh cream put smack into the opened middle ... make sure you serve it immediately ~ souffle doesn't wait!
Mmmmmm....make sure you get a bite of the velvety middle with the crunchy exterior....
Make Ahead Chocolate Souffle
(4x6 recipe download) (full page printable recipe)
Want great tips on making the perfect souffle? Check out this post from Giverslog!