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Chocolate Souffle (Hotel Cipriani, Venice)

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READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place milk and sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat and bring the milk to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, use a wooden spoon to combine the butter and flour to form a smooth paste.
  3. When the milk boils, whisk in the butter and flour mixture. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring until the mixture is thick and glossy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove the thickened milk from the heat, transfer to a large bowl and cool. When the mixture is tepid, beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the cocoa powder.
  5. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites by hand or with an electric mixer until they are stiff but not dry. Fold them gently into the cocoa mixture.
  6. Butter a 2 quart souffle mild, dust with sugar and scrape the batter into the dish. The dish should be no more than 2/3 full.
  7. Bake until the souffle has risen above the top of the dish, is lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean, 30-40 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately with bitter chocolate ice cream. (I like vanilla).

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