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Halal Chocolate Souffle Recipe: Enjoy This Rich French Dessert For Your Next Treat

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Ili  •  Jul 01, 2020

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To all dessert lovers - namely chocoholics - if you've enjoyed our French hot chocolate recipe and French chocolate mousse recipe, prepare to embrace another classic dessert we’ve got for you: French chocolate souffle 😄 Creamy, rich and fluffy, this indulgent treat is perfect for any time you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or treat yourself at the end of the day.  While chocolate souffles are notorious for being hard to bake, they’re not all that scary once you actually get to making them. Sure, certain steps may be a little trickier than the rest but it’s still totally doable on your own! Requiring only a short list of ingredients, get ready to throw your apron on and create a decadent dessert using this halal chocolate souffle recipe 👩‍🍳 Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 3 oz (80g) chocolate, chopped finely
  • 3 eggs, room temperature (whites and yolks separated)
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Butter or baking spray for greasing ramekins
  • Powdered sugar or cocoa for garnish (optional)
Equipment
  • 4 ramekins
  • Stand or hand mixer
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to  180°C and place a baking sheet at the bottom rack to preheat along with the oven. 
  2. Grease the interior of the ramekins generously with butter and coat the bottom and the sides with sugar. Set aside for further use.
  3. Place a heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan that’s filled a quarter of the way with simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the surface of the water. Add chocolate to the bowl and let it melt, stirring occasionally for about 5 to 7 minutes. Once all the chocolate has melted, remove from heat and set it aside to cool.
  4. Using a hand or a stand mixer, whisk egg whites on high speed for about 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy and bubbles start to form. Add in 2 tbsp of sugar and continue whisking on high speed. Once the whipped egg whites are firm but still soft (you can test this by holding the whisk attachment upside down and see if the mixture holds its shape with a slight curl at the tip), set it aside.  
  5. In a separate bowl from the chocolate, whisk egg yolks and ¼ cup of sugar until well combined and set aside. 
  6.  Add cream and vanilla essence to the bowl of cooled chocolate and stir to combine. Then, add ⅓ of the egg yolk mixture to the chocolate batter and stir. Finally, add the remaining egg yolk mixture and stir everything together. 
  7. Add ⅓ of the whisked egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and combine using a rubber spatula. Add another ⅓ of whisked egg mixture, this time making sure to fold it in gently so that the air from whisking the egg whites earlier is maintained. Add the remaining whisked egg mixture and continue folding gently to incorporate. It doesn’t have to be mixed too thoroughly -  in this case, it’s better to under mix than to over mix!
  8. Fill each ramekin with an equal amount of chocolate batter, close but not all the way to the rim. If the mixture is filled all the way to the top, you may experience an overspill when the souffle rises. 
  9.  Place the ramekins on the preheated baking sheet positioned at the bottom rack of the oven and bake for about 16 minutes to 18 minutes. The tricky part here is knowing when to remove your souffle. One way to test this is to slightly shake the baking sheet while it’s still in the oven and if the centre of the souffle wobbles a little, you’re good to go. However, if the entire souffle wobbles, then you need to leave it in the oven longer to bake. 
  10. Once done, remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar. Serve while still warm and enjoy! 
Making chocolate souffles isn’t an impossible task and most certainly not as intimidating as you might imagine. With the recipe above, you’ll be able to enjoy a rich and beautiful French dessert in the comfort of your own home without making that reservation at your local fancy restaurant 😉