Tuesday, 24 December 2013

How-to = Dark Chocolate Souffle Recipe

Fancy an extra festive treat this Christmas Eve, look no further this simple Chocolate souffle recipe is the perfect recipe to warm you up and to snuggle down with. Got to admit this has been my favourite thing to whip up this festive season, as it is quick to make and doesn't require alot of effort - we I love the simple life.Here I will share my recipe on how to make this mouthwatering masterpiece.

You will need...



*One knob of butter with some extra for greasing ramekins.
*90g Dark Chocolate
* 1 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
* 1 tbsp of Double Cream
*2 tbsp of caster sugar
*3 eggs separated

This recipe serves two, which is perfect for you and a loved one, or in my case a very hungry lady!
Once you have all the ingredients assembled, onto the making.

1) Preheat your oven to 200°C Now grease both of your ramekins with the room temperature butter.If you don't have ramekins, feel free to use a fancy tea cup like I did, I love the look it gives in the end much more than a ramekin!

2) Gently tap in some cocoa powder over the grease ramekins, make sure all the sides and corners are covered.This helps form the Souffle and stops it from sticking to the sides.Then break up your chocolate chunks and add 1 tbsp of double cream to a microwavable bowl, microwave for about 40seconds, time may vary depending on your microwave. Be sure to check it often, as you want to ensure it doesn't burn- heat just enough to melt the chocolate. Remove from the microwave and stir with a spoon until both are combined and you get a glossy chocolate finish.

3) Whilst the ganache is cooling separate your 3 eggs and whisk your egg whites until you get stiff peaks. Once you have this add in the sugar and whisk again. Be sure to fold it in as you don't want to lose the air in the egg whites.Once the chocolate mix has cooled competely add the 3 egg yolks and mix untill combined.

4) Carefully fold in the egg whites into the chocolate mix bowl, do this in two batches. It makes it easier to fold the smaller amount and it is easier to make the two mixtures combine. Be sure not to end up stirring as you will remove air which will affect the final souffle. 

5) Once you have your final mix pour equally into your two ramekins. Once filled carefully move the ramekin along a side board from left to right to make sure the top of the mix is level, this will allow them to rise evenly.

6) Place your two ramekins onto a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes, again the times varies due to type of oven and the amount of air in your mix. Eye-ball it until the ramekins are risen and seem set. For me every-time I've baked this 12minutes is the perfect time. Remove from the oven and leave on a side to cool. This is crucial as it allows them to fall slightly and the gooey core to begin to solidify without burning tongues!

You can then optionally dust them with icing sugar and top with a spoonful of ice-cream. Or for an added festive trick replace ice-cream for a sneaky helping of brandy butter, it gives that extra festive kick which I finds adds that little extra to these simple treats.

Then dig in, let me know if you give these a go, would love to see your responses Tweet me @mystylewarrior or Instagram me your pictures at @simply_naturale with the hashtag #eloisechocfeast ! Or even feel free to send me your festive bakes at the same hashtag would love to get baking some new recipes! 

Hope this tempts you this Christmas Eve, what are you all doing today, would love to know in a comment below or a tweet!

8 comments:

  1. so yummy! i already try this but mine doesn't look so great as yours!

    SHE WALKS Blog

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    1. As long as they taste good the presentation doesn't matter, glad you liked them!

      Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  2. I am not good at baking but i would love to try from your recipe xx

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    1. Aw thank-you please let me know if you give them a go!

      Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  3. Oh gosh, thank you SO much for sharing this recipe! They look so yummy <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. No problem at all Jennie! They are my secret treat I have way too often!

      Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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