Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chocolate Souffles

   Don't get nervous...this dessert is really not difficult,and it tastes wonderful!This recipe is from Chef Jamie Gwen,who I have admired for a long time.She doesn't seem to be in the spotlight often,but she does have her own radio show on sirius.Love her,and her recipes!
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
6 oz. of good quality bittersweet chocolate
2/3 c. milk
1/2 tbsp. corn starch
2 egg yolks,lightly beaten
3 egg whites
1/4 c. sugar

    Butter and lightly sugar 3- 6oz. ramekins.Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a double boiler,melt the chocolate.Set aside and let cool.In a medium saucepan ,heat the milk & cornstarch,stirring constantly ,until the mixture begins to thicken.Stir the milk mixture into the chocolate and set aside to cool.Once cooled,add the egg yolks,mixing well.
   In the bowl of a mixer,beat the egg whites and the sugar until stiff peaks form.Slowly,fold  the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture  1/3 at a time.Spoon the mixture into the prepared ramekins and fill to the top.Bake for 15 minutes.Dust the tops with powdered sugar,and serve immediately.

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