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Not-Too-Heavy Chocolate Souffles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:45pm

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For someone who digs the savory over the sweet, it’s not my usual to post two desserts in a row. But I couldn’t resist sharing these perfect Valentine’s Day chocolate souffles, from Alice Medrich’s marvelous chocolate cookbook BitterSweet.  Despite their decadent, chocolate-y goodness, these souffles are really rather light (around 200 calories without whipped cream), which makes them the perfect end to any menu you can dream up.  No flour (gluten- and grain-free!), a small amount of butter, and a splash of milk mean these are mostly chocolate and eggs.

Everyone – and I mean everyone – adores them, hot from the oven, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.  If you have leftovers, make sure to reheat them in the micro for a bit, since they really must be warm to shine.

You can make these up to two days ahead of time – I’m not kidding.  Just cover and refrigerate, then bake for 15 minutes before you serve.  I make them so often that I have the recipe memorized.

Recipe for Not-Too-Heavy Chocolate Souffles at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

Warm Fruit Souffle

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:55am

rhubarb souffle

Let me say this right away so that you don’t stop reading: Souffles are so easy to make! I made this version with rhubarb but you can use almost any juicy fruit – local strawberries are finally happening!

rhubarb souffle

Soon there will be cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums… Play away.

This recipes uses four egg whites. Don’t toss the yolks! Just cover and refrigerate and make Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding with Crushed Strawberries the next day (or the day before – you choose). My recipe for Warm Fruit Souffle (in this case, rhubarb) at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.