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Chocolate soufflé

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.

  2. Place a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the chopped chocolate and melt.

  3. Once the chocolate has melted, stir in the egg yolks.

  4. In a large clean bowl, whisk the egg whites to form soft peaks.

  5. Add the sugar and whisk again to make stiff, glossy peaks.

  6. Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

  7. Grease two chefs' rings with butter and place on a baking sheet. Divide the soufflé mixture between the rings and then bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until well risen.

  8. To make the sauce, heat the water, sugar, chocolate and cocoa powder in a pan, whisking constantly to make a glossy chocolate sauce.

  9. Remove the soufflés from the oven, place onto serving plates and pour the sauce around. Drizzle with a little cream, and dust with icing sugar to serve.


  • 85g/3oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 free-range eggs, separated
  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • butter, for greasing

For the sauce

  • 100ml/3½fl oz water
  • 40g/1½oz caster sugar
  • 55g/2oz dark chocolate
  • 40g/1½oz cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • icing sugar, to dust

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