Recipe
Chocolat Soufflè
California Grill Restaurant
Contemporary Resort

by Chef Clifford Pleau

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill: At least 30 minutes
Bake: 20 or 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder I
1/3 cup 1 percent lowfat milk
Whites from 4 large eggs, at room temperature (save 3 yolks for the
sauce)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Method:

1. Brush melted butter in eight ramekins (2/3-cup capacity), or a 1 1/2-qt soufflé dish. Add 3 Tbsp of the sugar, then tilt dish to coat bottom and sides.

2. Whisk flour, another 3 Tbsp. of the sugar and the cocoa powder in a medium saucepan to blend. Whisk in milk. Whisking constantly, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer two minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat and whisk vigorously until no lumps remain. Cover surface directly with plasdtic wrap to keep a skin from forming. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until cool or up to 24 hours.

3. Heat oven to 400°F.

4. Beat egg whites in a large bowl on medium speed until foamy. Increase speed to high; slowly add remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form when boaters are lifted.

5. Stir about 1 cup whites into the chocolate mixture, then fold chocolate mixture and chocolate chips into remaining whites just until no white streaks remain. Spoon into prepared dish(es).

6. Bake ramekins 20 minutes, soufflé dish 30 minutes, or until soufflés are puffed and tops look dry. Serve immediately.