Monday, July 27, 2009

Chocolate Soufflé for Two


This isn't a true soufflé, but it's easy and provides a direct chocolate fix. Leonardo, it heals bruised kneecaps...or helps you forget the pain.

Mock Chocolate Soufflé for Two

2/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 (1 oz.) square unsweetened chocolate
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Sweetened whipped cream

In a double boiler, heat milk, sugar, chocolate and salt until chocolate melts. Add vanilla and beat smooth. Drop in eggs and beat 1 minute with an electric mixer. (You can use a hand rotary mixer, but an immersion blender doesn't add enough air to the finished soufflé.) Cover double boiler and cook 30 minutes - do NOT remove cover as it cooks. Don't peek, or stir, or worry about what's happening. Remove top of double boiler immediately, and don't wait too long to serve - I like to top servings with whipped cream, it will melt a bit.

Serves two, but can be doubled if you have a nice, deep double boiler.

If you don't have a double boiler, you can improvise one with two saucepans - be sure the smaller one has a tight-fitting lid.

7 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dear Evilone,

I´m going to fix you for attempting to be nice to a cranky knee hurting liberal...I´m going to use that double boiler to soak my little throbbing kneenog...red is such a unattractive color when one is already pink.

Does it work from the inside if I just ate it?

Mean but sweet.

Grumpy

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dearest Lynn,

We´ve been SAVED! Both me and my Knee have been healed by your Chocolate Soufflé for Two!

Recovery from overly-enthusiastic knee knocking against a table leg requires a few days ¨off¨...I guess well need a little more of your wonderful medicine!

HEAL, I say, HEAL!

Thanks Lynn!

James said...

Made it. It was really, really good, too!

Lynn said...

James glad you tried it out. It's easy to make, isn't it?

Leonardo, dearest, you didn't (ahem) use it as a salve for the knee, did you? But hey, if it works, we shall market a new chocolate kneecap balm. Made with all organic ingredients, of course :-)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I love chocolate, it´s like denial and pretend, so multi-purpose!

Thanks again, I´m healing, but this took longer than I thought and I want to RUN, RUN, RUN!

IT said...

Yummmmm.....

I wonder if I can persuade my beloved to try it? (She is not a chocolate person as I am)

Lynn said...

IT, leftovers can be refrigerated, though the texture does get heavier. So it can be, ahem, chocolate souffle for one in a pinch.