Well, after my first ever hiatus from Tuesdays with Dorie, unintentional as it was to have missed the past two weeks, I am back! I can’t say that I won’t miss any future weeks, but I hope not to and to make up the weeks I do miss at some point. I just have to be realistic with myself and come to terms with the fact that till this baby arrives – hopefully as close to on time next Feb/March as we can get. Until then, this is as good as it gets. I do have several things I want to post about, but just have to find the time and energy!
I was so excited to make this week’s recipe for the Chocolate Souffle for a number of reasons. I’ve had this bookmarked since I first got my copy of BFMHTY and am ashamed to admit that I’ve had two souffle dishes for even longer that have never been used. This is my very first foray into making a souffle, but I know it won’t be my last!
This week’s hostess is my darling friend Susan of She’s Becoming Doughmesstic
(where you’ll find the recipe). Susan is absolutely wonderful, creative, funny and an incredible friend – and she makes the coolest cookies ever
– seriously! I just wish she didn’t live on the other side of the country! I really wish we lived next door to each other – that would be so perfectly awesome it would be ridiculous!
Thanks Sus for choosing this recipe! I seriously **heart** you sooo much!
I knew that Chocolate Souffle would have to be a hit at our house, at least with me. I was surprised at how much Aidan looooved this too though. He snarffed down his whole serving and gave it a chocolatey grin and two thumbs up. I thought it was heaven – chocolately, light, dreamy and soft.
Out of self preservation to save myself from eating too much souffle though, I did only make half the recipe. The amount fit perfectly in four little individual ramekins I had (6oz each I believe). I filled them just about 3/4 full with batter and set the timer for 16 minutes – which is when they looked perfect. I wasn’t sure if they were done though and decided to give them 3 more minutes – which is when they fell a bit in the oven. So, I guess it would have been safer to check them at 15 minutes and take them out a bit earlier. They had crested over the rims really beautifully, but I didn’t get a shot of that since I took them out a bit too late. Thanks to Nancy
for even getting me that close since she gave me a heads up via Twitter about the results she had with making smaller portions as well.
I garnished only with a bit of confectioners’ sugar, as Dorie suggests. It really didn’t need anything else, but I’m sure a bit of whipped cream or creme anglaise would have been delicious too. All I know is that we will make this again, hopefully soon.
Make sure to check out how the other TWD Bakers
made out this week!