TwD: Chocolate Souffle

This afternoon, it suddenly dawned on me that all my birthday weekend festivities had left me without Chocolate Souffle, the pick of the week by Susan of She's Becoming DoughMessTic. Check out her blog for the recipe and a wonderful post.

So I hurriedly made these...probably not the best way to go about making a souffle, that kitchen creature that grows in the oven and threatens to beat even the best bakers into utter frustration with sinking centers.

I imagine French chefs throwing their tall white hats on the floor and stomping furiously until they sadly resemble the fallen souffle.

Was I up to the challenge?

Surprisingly, these were super simple to make and rose beautifully --- but only for about one minute. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to affect the taste much. Dorie has a theory she presents in BFMHTY that souffles got their bad reputation back in a time without electric mixers and conventional ovens and all our nice gadgets. It would be a totally different experience to whip egg whites until glossy by hand. Whoa. I'm almost tempted to try, with a glove on. The last time I whipped something by hand I had major blisters.

I liked the souffle, though it could stand to have a more chocolate intense flavor for my tastes. The eggs lent a texture that didn't wow my mouth. It was kinda funny. I added a scoop of basil ice cream on top, which was a lovely pairing. A sauce would work well with these.

5 comments:

lasinthekitchen said...

Your chocolate souffle looks delicious! And your basil ice cream intrigues me...

Jayne said...

Lovely job!

TeaLady said...

Souffle looks just right.

Basil Ice Cream!!??

Jennifer said...

It looks great! mmmm more chocoalte would be great! love the addition of the basil icecream!

pinkstripes said...

Your souffle looks great! I love basil ice cream.