Recipe: Mocha Souffle!

Mocha Souffle

Mocha Souffle

Well, it’s all about love and Valentines Day this week. Savoring life with the one you love often means beginning with dessert, and that’s just where we’re going to begin! Remember the concept that cooking should be fun and leave you with time to enjoy the day too.

Mocha Soufflé:

  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 ounce 70+% cocoa chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon(s) butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) instant coffee
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 1/8teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare Soufflé: Grease two 6- to 8-ounce ramekins with butter; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  2. In cup, stir coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger and 1 teaspoon water until dissolved. Ina separate large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beating at high speed, sprinkle in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Add coffee mixture and beat on low speed just until blended.
  3. Spoon mixture into ramekins. Bake 10 minutes or until soufflés are puffed and edges are browned.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Sauce: In microwave-safe 1-cup liquid measure, combine sauce ingredients. Cook in microwave oven on High 30 seconds; stir, scraping chocolate from bottom of cup. Cook 15 seconds; stir until smooth. ( may be prepared on the range top as well, with constant stirring to avoid scorching)
  5. Serve soufflés immediately. With spoon, break centers of soufflés and pour in sauce.

Best served with a small snifter of a really nice smooth robust tawny port!!


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