flourless chocolate souffles...

I'm doing the chocolate dessert series this month. There'll be two more to come before I take off for 3 weeks vacation in Asia.

Let's talk about dessert souffle. I think souffle is a sophisticated dessert that never fail to impress anyone. Do you agree with me? I get excited whenever I see it on the dessert menu. Souffle is a combination of custard and beaten egg whites. It sounds simple, but many people fail making it. My trick is use room temperature egg whites to get its most volume and gently fold beaten egg whites into the base.
I made these souffles with Italian meringue because I wanted to see if the batter can hold on for several hours before they go into the oven. In case, my boss wants to put it on the menu. I kept one in the freezer and another in the fridge. The one in the freezer rose perfectly, but the one in the fridge didn't rise that much. Both came out with a good texture, airy and fluffy. They took longer time to bake than the ones I made two weeks ago.
make 2 servings (5.5 oz. ramekins)

- 85 g 64% dark chocolate, chopped
- 30 g orange blossom water
- 30 g milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 egg whites, room temperature
- 50 g sugar
- 10 g water

1. Heat orange blossom water and milk together.
2. Pour over chopped chocolate, stir until smooth.
3. Whisk in egg yolks, one at a time.
4. Make Italian meringue with egg whites, sugar and water.
5. Beat 25% meringue into the base to incorporate it.
6. Fold in the remaining meringue.
7. Pour into prepared ramekins, run your thumb around the edge.
8. Store in container. Chill or freeze.
9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes because the souffles have been chill/freeze. (Do not thaw them)
Note : Bake it right away in egg shell takes 8 minutes. (Do not chill or freeze the batter)


Vanillaorchid said...

Wowww..I have never made the souffle before ka P'Thip. I really love the one in egg shell...fantastic ka.

Vanillaorchid said...

Yeah! Finally I can post my comment as I have tried many times in you previous post but it did not work.

jo said...

This so so yummy and chocolate as well. I love the idea of baking it in an egg shell, I have to certainly try it one day. BTW I'll be on holiday in Bangkok next weekend, can't wait!

Thip said...

Om, I didn't know there was a problem about comment posting. Thanks.

Hey Jo, I will be in BKK next week too.

creativecarryout said...

Love the presentation in the egg shell! Thanks for sharing it.

Y said...

How pretty! I must admit I'm not a huge fan of souffles in general, but I don't think I'd ever say no to anything chocolate flavoured :)

Jo said...

Hi K Thip, I will be there next Sat and leaving on Tues evening. The last time I was in BKK was prob 7 years, lots of changes since then. If got time maybe can catch up, which would be really nice.


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