For dessert tonight, Chocolate Espresso Soufflé! Since V-day came on Chinese New Years, which meant no cooking on New Years, I saved this for tonight. The recipe is here.
I picked up two Revol (6oz) ramekins at Sur La Table for $7/ea. Made in France, no cheap China stuff.
I used Ghirardelli's 72% (Baking) Chocolate. They come in small round chips to easily melt down.
I used some ground up espresso beans (Jones Coffee).
Batter and ramekins
Batter in ramekins
Into the oven for 15 minutes @ pre-heated 400F
Out of the oven, puffed up
Add some fresh fruit, powdered sugar, a little syrup
The results are in....we have a winner :)
It's not a high calorie dessert unless you decide to pour chocolate syrup into the Soufflé and top off with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream.