Chocolate Soufflé is a vegetarian and gluten free side dish. This recipe is unhealthy since one serving covers 4% of your daily needs of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 12g of protein, 24g of fat, and a total of 426 calories. seriouseats.com. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour. A mixture of roughly s granulated sugar, 71% chocolate, milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Dark Chocolate Soufflé Cakes With Espresso-chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Orange Liqueur Souffle With Chocolate Sauce Recipe, and White Chocolate Soufflé Cakes With Raspberry-chocolate Sauce.
Preheat the oven to 390°F with the convection fan turned off. Liberally butter four ramekins, making sure to butter right to the edge of the ramekin. Sugar the buttered insides evenly, tapping out the excess and set the ramekins aside.
Place the chopped chocolates in a large bowl.
Combine the milk and cream and bring to a boil. Immediately remove the liquid and pour over the chopped chocolate. Allow it to stand for a few minutes, then stir with a rubber spatula until smooth.
Set a pot with a few inches of water on the stove over medium heat.
Place the bowl of melted chocolate over it.
Add the water and cocoa powder and stir frequently, until the mixture becomes thick, glossy, and smooth, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the bowl from the pot, but place it back on top of the hot water if necessary. The goal is to hold the mixture so it is warm, not hot.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites on high using a whisk attachment until they begin to get foamy. Slow the mixer speed and add the sugar and salt gradually, then return to high speed and whisk the egg white mixture to firm, glossy, smooth peaks.
Sacrifice about 1/4 of the meringue by mixing it thoroughly with the chocolate mixture to lighten it. Then fold in the remaining meringue, taking care not to deflate. As soon as there are no more white streaks, pipe the mixture into the prepared ramekins just to the top, then smooth the tops with an offset spatula.
Place the ramekins on a sheet tray and bake in the center of the oven for 12 minutes for a souffle that is wet on the inside, 13-14 for one that is more dry.
You may also choose to prepare the souffles in advance. If this is the case, wrap each ramekin with plastic and set in the fridge up to one day in advance. When ready, preheat the oven and bake the souffles for 15 minutes, then serve immediately.