Chocolate soufflé


A chocolate soufflé is a classic way to round off a lavish dinner. Crack the surface with a spoon and pour in cream or add a scoop of ice cream to serve.

Cuisine: English

Main Ingredient: Milk

Category: Dessert

Difficulty: 4/10

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Chocolate soufflé

Serves: 6
Oven temp: 350°F / 180°C / Gas Mark 4
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins

Ingredients

Crème pâtissière
QtyIngredient
500 mlMilk
6 Eggs
150 gramsCaster sugar
40 gramsPlain flour
35 gramsCornflour
50 gramsCocoa powder
Soufflé
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120 gramsCaster sugar
1 teaspoonLemon Juice
Salt

Method

StepInstruction
1Put the milk in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil
2Separate the eggs and mix the egg yolks and sugar together to form a paste. Set the egg white aside
3Sift the flour, cornflour and cocoa into the mixture and combine thoroughly
4Remove the milk from the heat and slowly incorporate it into the egg mixture. Allow it to cool a little, then pass it through a sieve. This is the crème pâtissière
5Start on the soufflé. Whip up the 6 egg whites and gradually add the sugar, a touch of lemon juice and a pinch of salt
6Beat the crème pâtissière until it's smooth, then gently fold in the stiff egg whites with a whisk. Pour the mixture into 6 well-buttered ramekins. Make sure the soufflés are level
7Preheat the oven to 185°C/Gas mark 4 (no fan) and cook for approximately 12 minutes until they are risen. Serve immediately
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