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IMBB 20: (Intentional) Fallen Soufflé

I do not claim to be an expert on soufflés but thus far, I enjoyed the ones I have eaten. Light and puffy, each bite seemed guilt free like I was just eating air. Thus far, all were the sweet sort. Given my liking for souffle, even I wonder why I do not attempt to make them at home. It is truly not because I am afraid of failure but rather, I believe souffles should be eaten a la minute and I am just not motivated enough to make it for myself. But now the challenge is set before me, to make and blog about my experience with making a soufflé, all in the name of another blogging event, Is My Blog Burning #20.

Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Torte



I did toy with the idea of a savory version for a minute but discarded that knowing that the sweet one would probably be more appropriate for anytime-snacking. This recipe came from Alice Medrich's Chocolate and the Art of Low-Fat Desserts (yes, again). There is a couple of tempting recipes but I decided to go for this one for portability's sake. It turned out beautifully, with the sunken look developing a few minutes after it came out of the oven to cool.

Since Ms Medrich did not specify the percentage of chocolate, I used my 61% dark chocolate. Perfect! The sweetness was just the right level; the cake was very moist, up to the point of being mushy and I think the cake could do with a few more minutes in the oven. Nonetheless, it was very light and the cake was devoured in minutes.

Thanks to Kitchen Chick for choosing yet another challenging theme. Check out the round-up there!

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