Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TWD Chocolate Souffle

Anxious is the best word to describe my feelings about this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. I had never made a souffle and have been wanting to try one for a long time. I had even bought a cute souffle dish years ago and had never used it for anything other than a serving dish. I was so anxious about preparing the recipe that I turned into a complete air head. I misread the recipe not once but three times with things that could have caused a disaster. I was so happy to get to use my souffle dish only to discover at the last minute that it was much to small. I was determined to use all six egg yolks for some reason. And I also failed to purchase enough bittersweet chocolate. The chocolate issue was solved by using 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate and 2 ounces semisweet chocolate.

I was happy with the results of the souffle but I feel that I have much room for improvement. The chocolate mixture was very tasty and I would probably use that again. I didn't get a wonderful rise with my souffle but I think that came from beating the egg whites too long. Overall I loved this recipe and I can't wait to try it again. Thanks to Susan of She’s Becoming DoughMessTic for choosing this recipe.


Jennifer said...

Karen-Your souffle looks beautiful!!!!

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful to me! At least you didn't forget the egg yolks like i did! LOL

Anonymous said...

I think your souffle looks lovely! I can't wait to try this again too - and I think I'll mix up the chocolate (bitter with semi) and see what happens! =)

TeaLady said...

Looks lovely. You did a great job.

Definitely a keeper in my house. So easy to be so good.