14-37: Chocolate Soufflé

I debated about doing two desserts back-to-back, but I think it makes more sense to just do all the TGV 2022 recipes together and be done with it already. Plus, this one came out really well and I want to tell you about it. So, with that in mind, here is 14-37: Chocolate Soufflé, the Thanksgiving 2022 companion dessert to 16-21: Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.

The blurb here reminds me of one of my favorite tropes: the endangered soufflé, otherwise known as soufflé humor. Whatever happened to that?

This is actually the FIFTH Simply Delicious soufflé recipe I’ve covered–here’s the others (so far) for fun:

Interesting that it’s a relatively even split between sweet and savory versions. Well, it was…until this one.

Ingredients. I’m always excited when I get to use my soufflé dish for an actual soufflé. Mint is from my garden–it was sparse that year, but is coming in like crazy this year. Amazing what a few good years of rain will do.

Buttered and sugared the soufflé dish.

Creating a collar on the outside of the dish for the soufflé. I did not do this at all in 14-3: Grand Marnier Soufflé (and should have) and did it improperly (on the inside of the dish) in 15-34: White Chocolate Strawberry Soufflé, so I made sure I read AND followed the directions this time.

Melting the chocolate and butter. Reminds me of how 17-9: Brownies starts as well.

Whisking in the flour.

Added the milk as well–here’s how it looks.

Separated the eggs. I had an extra yolk at the end of this–I think I ended up just dumping it. What do you do with one egg yolk?

Egg yolks have the sugar blended in and now the chocolate begins to be combined.

Meringue on the left (complete with stiff peaks) and chocolate mixture on the right.

Gently folding them together. If you mix the meringue in too hard, it deflates.

Transferred the mixture to the soufflé dish, which sits on top of a sheet pan (with silicone mat) for easy and stable retrieval.

Look how big it’s gotten! Shhh…don’t disturb it.

Looks like that collar worked correctly this time. It’s amazing what happens when you follow directions!

Now THAT looks like a nice soufflé!

Dust a little powdered sugar, add a little mint–that looks VERY close to the recipe card picture. Now that’s a successful soufflé.

Look how nice the inside looks. And it was delicious as well! What a nice dessert for Thanksgiving, or any holiday/gathering. Would DEFINITELY make again.

Grade: A+