Susan from She’s Becoming DoughMessTic selected Chocolate Souffle for the TWD bakers to bake along with her this week. If you haven’t visited Susan, please do! She has the most amazing photos of her sweet and savory goodies. I love her blog header and her play on words with her blog title. You can also find the recipe there too. But seriously, buy the book if you haven’t already, it’s loaded with fantastic recipes to bake!
Thanks to the P&Qs for the Chocolate Souffle, I quartered this recipe since it was just going to be dessert for the two of us. I’ve never made souffle before so was curious as to how it would turn out. I wasn’t sure how to half an egg white to I beat 2 egg whites and took out a portion of it before adding the sugar to it. Seemed to work out fine. I had never quartered a recipe before so it was kind of funny melting 1.5 ounces of chocolate and adding 2 T of sugar to it. Such small amounts. Everything worked out fine except I was hoping the coffee cups would have been filled to almost the top with the batter. It went maybe 5/8 up.
I didn’t want to make myself crazy by keeping a watchful eye on it to make sure it rose so I left it alone. I checked on it once and it rose quite a bit so I was pretty happy. Except when the timer went off and I went to take them out, they had already deflated! Bummer!
But does appearance really matter? The truth was in the pudding, so to speak. I served it to the Beau as is. Unfortunately I didn’t think to buy cream to add whipped cream to it or buy anything else to make a sauce alongside it. Next time (and there will be a next time, it was really easy amazingly). We let it cool a bit because the coffee cups were still quite hot. I have to say, I really really like this souffle! It was light and just sweet enough. Adding whipped cream or sauce would certainly enhance the enjoyment, but simply by itself was delicious!
As a side note, I’d like to apologize to the TWD bakers. I’ve been absent with my comments in the past couple weeks. I think the layoff notice kind of threw me for a loop there for a while. But thankfully, I’m out of the loop. In fact I went on 2 interviews and one of them was with a group I worked with before and they said they’d be happy if I came back. What a relief that was! I’m still exploring other possibilities but I’m grateful they’re willing to take me back after I left them to come to my current position. Thanks to all who sent me such kind reassurances, it was very much appreciated and really lifted me up when I needed a lift.
Last Week: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies
Next Week: Flaky Apple Turnovers