I recently got new ramenkins just so I could start making souffles again. It has been a couple of years since I have made these and my family has been asking me to make them again.
Reason I have not been baking as much was because I left the majority of my baking equipment in Georgia. My husband relocated to Washington leaving by plane first while I stayed behind with the kids. And since I was the one to have to drive in bad weather due to it being winter I just took the bare minimum. Loaded up one tv, clothes, blankets, bathroom stuff, some of the kids toys and emergency supplies in case we got stuck in the snow somewhere. Was too afraid to drive in scary weather conditions while pulling a trailer with 7 kids and two dog (I ordered something you put on top of the car and packed stuff in it). In other words my favorite Kitchen aid, baking pans, ramekins ect… had to stay.
Like I said got new ramekins on amazon.com that were only $15 for 6 oz set of 6. Now I was going to make the souffle by myself but my 9 year old immediately put on one of my aprons and said he IS going to help. I really need to find him an apron his size. But he does look really adorable in my apron.
I found many different ways to make a chocolate souffle and kind of put them all together. I wish I could find the one I have used in the past.
Put about 1/3 of the meringue into the chocolate mixture. Mix and then fold the rest of the meringue into the chocolate. Make sure that you are folding and not mixing. Make sure that you no longer see white and DO NOT OVER MIX. My son already knows that you never over mix so he did great. Mixed perfectly! Its actually funny because when we go to mix he will always say ” Remember mommie don’t forget you are not suppose to over mix” I love this kid. Love all of course.
While they were baking we hurried and got one cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla, one tablespoon of powder sugar, then 1/4 cup bourbon. Mixed this til it was think yet able to pour.
I carefully plated the souffles and on my husband plate we gave him the whipped cream mixture. Make a little hole with the spoon and pour in the middle.
This made 6 souffles. I shared with my son who was so very proud of himself for making this very delicious dessert. He made sure his brothers knew that he was the one who made it and how mommie only did the mixing with the hand mixer.
Its funny he says he wants to be a fireman when he grows up yet has been very interested in learning how to bake desserts. This is also the only dessert that my 20 year old will eat. I do not know where he came from and how he can possible be mine because he really does not eat desserts… No chocolate and very little ice cream. Switched at birth I assume.
Next we are going to try to make white chocolate souffle. My little helper absolutely loves anything white chocolate.
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