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Chocolate soufflé recipe


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 25g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp
  • 75g best-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 50ml double cream
  • 50ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • pouring cream, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Butter four 150-200ml ramekins, dust the insides with 1 tbsp of caster sugar, then tip out the remaining sugar.

  • STEP 2

    Warm the dark chocolate, cream and milk in a small pan and over a low heat, stirring until glossy and melted. Remove from the heat.

  • STEP 3

    Whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk until soft peaks form, then add the sugar a teaspoon at a time until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg yolks with the cooled melted chocolate until combined. Stir a little of the egg whites into the yolk mixture to loosen, then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites until uniform in colour.

  • STEP 4

    Spoon into the ramekins, run a knife around the rims of the soufflés, then bake for 10-14 minutes or until well risen – don’t open the oven door until 10 minutes is up.

  • STEP 5

    Dust with the icing sugar, if you like, make a well in the middle and pour in the cream.


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