Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is a great souffle from James Beard.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 egg whites, to 6, to make it lighter
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 chocolate squares
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Melt butter. Blend in flour. Gradually add stirring constantly, the milk. Stir until thickened.
- Add chocolate. Remove from fire and beat 4 eggs yolks into mixture, blending thoroughly. Add sugar. Mix thoroughly. Flavor with vanilla.
- Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Fold 1/2 of the white first, rather thoroughly. Then add the rest folding very gently. Don't stir.
- Pour into a greased and lightly sugared casserole and bake at 375ºF for 25 to 35 minutes.
I chose this recipe for the Parlez Vous Souffle challenge of ZWT 3. I do not have any prior experience with souffles, eating or preparing them. I found this recipe to be simple, quick, and delicious. I did substitute cocoa for the chocolate squares as that is what I had available. The texture is rather interesting, not easily describable yet yummy all the same. I don't know if it's proper, but we topped ours with whipped cream. Don't be standoffish if you're thinking of trying to make a souffle. You'll be glad you did! Thanks for posting!