It doesn't have to be Labor Day to whip up a batch of Bittersweet Chocolate Souffles. Go for it when you want to treat yourself and your family to chocolate bliss! The gluten-free recipe can be found in Alice Medrich's cookbook, Bittersweet.
The recipe requires whipping egg whites so it is easiest to make batter that yields 6-8 ramekins. Chocolate souffles can be covered and refrigerated until ready to bake and serve. Allow 15-20 minutes to bake in preheated 375 deg. F oven.
I used three, 2-ounce bars of Guittard 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate and one 2.7 oz. pack of organic and sustainable, stone ground Taza Mexican style Vanilla. Both chocolate brands were available at Wholefoods.
GardenCuizine Nutrition Data Chocolate Souffles: 1/8 recipe using Guittard and Taza chocolates
For those of you dying to know the nutrition facts: one souffle serving is comparable to a chocolate donut in both calories and total fat: 273 calories per souffle serving vs 280 calories in a Dunkin chocolate covered donut. And, 14g total fat vs 15g total fat in a chocolate donut. Chocolate is high in saturated fat* and should be considered a treat.
Since quality ingredients are used in baking a homemade souffle it's higher in protein (from the eggs) than a Dunkin donut: 17g vs 3g respectively. One chocolate souffle is lower in carbohydrates and higher in dietary fiber than a donut: 24g Carbs, 4 g dietary fiber vs 31g carbs and only 1g fiber in a donut. No matter how you look at the nutrition facts consider this as a special treat and enjoy in moderation.
*Chocolate: Food of the Gods
Photos and blog post Copyright (C)Wind. All rights reserved.