TWD: Chocolate Souffle

by Holly on September 8, 2009

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!

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TriniGourmet September 8, 2009 at 6:15 am

Beautiful photos! :) I really wanted to take part this time but couldn't find any souffle dishes… sigh

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Jennifer September 8, 2009 at 10:48 am

Your souffles are just beautiful! I love those blue dishes!

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Jennifer September 8, 2009 at 11:44 am

Its great to have you back! Your souffles turned out perfect!!

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Pamela September 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Welcome back! It looks great and I love that blue plate you have the souffle on!

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Mary Ann September 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Glad you felt up to making this, Holly! Your souffle looks perfect and how fun that your little one loved it!

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Amanda September 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Hope things are going well with the pregnancy Holly :) Your souffle looks wonderful, glad you enjoyed it! I forgot my egg yolks, but they still tasted great~

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vibi September 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Very nicely light picture …and beautiful delicate setting! I'm glad you were well rewarded after all this looking forward to making it! Bravo!

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steph- whisk/spoon September 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

welcome back! lovely souffle with a perfect texture!

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k.a.r.e.n September 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Your souffle is amazing!! Welcome back.

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The Whimsical Cupcake September 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm

absolutely beautiful!! i just love that little spoon of yours! so much personality!!

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Jess September 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

What gorgeous souffles – and I love the spoon shot. Hope you are feeling well!

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chocolatechic September 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm

It looks just so good.

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Lauryn September 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm

So glad that you are feeling better and back to baking! Your souffle looks delicious and I love your photos!!!

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Amber Marie September 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

These look great – very chocolatey!

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theeclecticconnoisseur September 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Great job, Holly! This is quite possibly the most perfect dessert ever.

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Barbara Bakes September 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

It really does look like chocolate heaven!

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Tania September 9, 2009 at 12:39 am

Holly! What a stunning Souffle! This was my first time making them….love the recipe. So light and fluffy! Will be making these again to impress!
Welcome back….I have been a blog slacker and I am not even preggers!
Take care!

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Kayte September 9, 2009 at 12:55 am

Happy to hear you were well enough to bake with us this week! Hope that continues. Your souffles look wonderful…lots of chocolatey goodness. The guys here loved them, each ate two of the little ramekins straight out of the oven, and wanted MORE…I guess they were a hit.

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Lillian September 9, 2009 at 1:05 am

So beautiful!

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Nancy/n.o.e September 9, 2009 at 2:48 am

Looking at your beautiful minis, I wish I'd taken mine out a few minutes earlier too!
Thanks for the shout out, btw. I love the texture of that bite on the spoon, and the pictures totally show how puffy they were at their prime. Take care of yourself and bake/post when you can…

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What's for Supper? September 9, 2009 at 2:56 am

Beautiful!

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Sue Sparks September 9, 2009 at 4:16 am

Looks so good! I'll have to try it since I do have the cookbook:)

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Tracey September 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Your souffles are gorgeous! I made minis too but then I ate both of them myself. Oops!

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Sarah September 10, 2009 at 1:41 am

Beautiful minis, gorgeous photos! I loved this recipe too, and will definitely be making this again. I'm so glad you had a chance to make this, and I hope you're feeling better!

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Erin September 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Your pictures look beautiful! I hope I get a chance to make it soon :)

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lasinthekitchen September 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Your souffle looks beautiful, it looks soo chocolate-y! I love the blue dish too!
I didn't realize you were pregnant – congratulations!! =)

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TeaLady September 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Looks like a beautiful souffle to me.

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pinkstripes September 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I don't like it when I miss out, like I did for these. Your souffle looks awesome. I can't wait to try it.

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Megan's Murals September 17, 2009 at 8:50 pm

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! I can't wait to make it and try it! Thanks for sharing!

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