When the kids are in bed early and we want a special treat, we turn to chocolate souflee. It’s quick and fairly easy, plus it is a great chocolate delivery device. The flavored whipped cream makes it mouth watering good!
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 tsp sugar (for ramekins)
4 oz semisweet chocolate ( I suggest Giradelli)
1/8 cup sugar
1 tbsp sugar
2 lg eggs, separated
1/8 cup orange liquer (or substitute raspberry or amaretto)
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp orange liquer
Preheat oven to 400. Butter 2 individual ramekins and sprinkle each with 1 tsp sugar. Set aside. In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer, whip 1/8 cup sugar with 2 egg whites. Whip to stiff peaks and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, break chocolate into small pieces. Put in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes at half power. If not melted completely, heat another minute at half power. Try not to overheat chocolate or it will lose flavor. When chocolate is melted, stir in 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp sugar, and flavoring. Fold chocolate and egg whites together gently. Pour mixture into prepared ramekins and bake on baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until they are puffed and somewhat firm. While souflees are baking, whip cream, 2 tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp flavoring to stiff peaks. To serve, break top of souflee with spoon and add whipped cream into souflee.