Friday, July 16, 2010

Chocolate Souffle!!

I know it took me a while to make a post, but I hate hopping around Manju Akka, our cook, while she's busy cooking up dinner. Today, I got ahead of the game and cooked before she arrived. I still have to get used to the schedule here. I decided to make chocolate souffle, as it was gloomy and cloudy; perfect weather for a gooey chocolate treat. The outside is a crusty, chocolate shell, and the inside is melt in the mouth and absolutely delicious. So here is the recipe:

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup of sugar, plus a little extra for dusting
  • Butter for greasing the cups
  • 1/4 cup of Melted chocolate

  • Grease 4 teacups with butter and dust with sugar

  • Beat the egg yellows, while gradually adding sugar. The egg yolks must become thick and pale yellow. You might have to beat it for about 10 minutes. 

  • Add melted chocolate to the mixture and mix for a few minutes. 

  • Make sure the beater or whisk is completely clean and dry before whisking the egg whites.
  • Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a separate bowl. The egg whites must become stiff and stand up in peaks.

  • Gently stir in the egg whites into chocolate and egg yellow mixture. Make sure you don't stir it too quickly as the mixture needs to be fluffy and light. 

  • Pour the mixture into the 4 teacups and bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. 

  • Done!


  1. Souffle in a teacup! Now thats a novel idea (not my cup of tea though!)I normally have bad luck with souffles-they turn out runny and the texture is all wrong. I guess mixing the egg white in slowly is the trick. Will definitely try this out. Normally your recipes are a surefire success-so I should pass this time!

  2. Great to see you're back to blogging and cooking, Ammu! As always, it looks delicious. Hi to Sandeep.

    Take care,

  3. wow. that looks so well done. i will try this one this sunday! i know i will never succeed in getting the souffle texture so perfect! hope ur having more fun cooking back in blore!