National Bittersweet Chocolate Day! Chocolate Souffle

Chocolate Souffle

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp (15 g) butter, melted

4 tsp (20 ml) sugar

FOR BASE:

1 egg yolk

2 oz (56 g) bittersweet chocolate

3 tbsp (45 ml) butter

½ tsp (2.5 ml) vanilla extract

Large pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400°

Brush each ramekin with the melted butter. Then place the 2 tsp of sugar in each ramekin, covering all sides. Pop in the fridge.

Melt chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl until melted. Whisk to combine. Then add 1 egg yolk, vanilla and salt. Whisk until combined. Keep on counter at room temperature. If you need to make it more than 1 hour ahead, do so but pop in the fridge until ready to bake

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Remove ramekins from the fridge and using a large spoon dollop the mixture into each ramekin filling all the way to the top. Smooth off with a spatula so you have a flat consistent top.

Run your thumb along inside of the ramekin, all the way around, creating a little channel around the soufflé. This will allow your soufflés to rise higher in the final baking stages and prevent tops from cracking. Then clean the edges off with a dish towel.

Place soufflés on a cookie sheet and pop in the oven. Bake for just 13-14 mins until soufflés have risen and tops are slightly browned

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