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There are many variations for Classique chocolate souffles, this is one of them.
These can be made in advance, 1 hour before bake off. Serves 6. It is best to use a good quality European, or comparable chocolate. Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.
- 6 0z plain Callebaut or Guittard Chocolate
- 5 1/2 ounce unsalted butter,cut into small pieces
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 2 Tbsp orange liqueur (optional)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 3 Tbsp caster sugar
Generously butter six 2/3 cup ramekins. Sprinkle each with a little caster sugar & tap out the excess. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
In a heavy saucepan over a very low heat, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat - let cool slightly, then beat in the egg yolks & orange liqueur. Set aside, stir occasionally.
Preheat oven to 425°F . In a clean, grease free bowl whisk egg whites slowly until frothy. Add cream of tartar, increase the speed of whisk until they form soft peaks. Gradually sprinkle over the sugar - 1 Tbsp at a time, whisking until the whites are stiff & glossy.
Stir a third of the whites into the cooled chocolate mixture to lighten it, then pour the chocolate mixture over the remaining whites. Using a rubber spatula or a large metal spoon, gently fold the same sauce into the whites. (don't worry if not completely blended) Spoon into the ramekins.
Bake Souffles for 10 -12 minutes until risen & set, but still slightly wobbly in the center.
Dust with icing sugar & decorate with currant sprig & white chocolate rose. Serve white chocolate separately.
- icing sugar for dusting
- sprig of red currants & white chocolate roses for garnish
For the white chocolate sauce:
- 3 oz Callebaut White Chocolate, chopped
- 6 Tbsp Whipping cream
- 1-2 Tbsp orange liqueur
- grated rind of half an orange
Cream the white chocolate pieces into a small sauce pan. Place over a low heat & cook, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the orange liqueur & orange zest . Pour into a serving jug & keep warm.