Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chocolate Souffle with Pistachio

Chocolate Souffle with 
Chocolate Souffle with Pistachio

OK, Now it's time to do something else than Macarons :P I had this book from Daniel Tay (owner of Bakerzin) 'Just Desserts' for more than 2 years now. But still I haven't try any of his recipe yet. I bought this book because I want to get the macarons recipe. Reading the recipe again, it suddenly make sense since I could do make macarons now. However, the method he's using as same as what's written on Primarasa Book.

Just Dessert by Daniel Tay
Just Desserts by Daniel Tay

Last time I went to the restaurant, I had this Raspberry soufflé. Attracted by the photograph on the menu and the combination with Raspberry ice cream, I ordered that for my afternoon tea time. Not long after the waiter came with the soufflé, and I ate it afterwards. Unfortunately the taste was not what I've expected, it didn't taste good and sadly I still could smell the egg white from it! The texture was a bit undercooked (I guess).. You could actually spoon the cake and touch with your finger and it just break like a fluffy beaten egg white. And the smell euuwww.. I'm sure if Chef Gordon Ramsay from Hell's Kitchen there, He would be yelling hysterically straight away "It's RAW!!!" LOL.

So I told the waiter about this, but this lady told me that the texture of soufflé supposed to be that way, it's gooey inside. But I could tell which is gooey and raw by the smell and texture... I thought I had soufflé before in a different restaurant, the texture wasn't like that. If just at that time I already had made soufflé by myself, I could really tell them with confident. Anyway, I think I'm gonna try to make one so I could really know for sure either the cake really supposed to be like what she said.

Just Dessert by Daniel Tay

Chocolate Souffle Recipe

I'm using the recipe from the book, and I just realize how simple the recipe is! It doesn't need any flour, just egg white as the main ingredients! I think that's what makes the texture light and airy. The recipe was only for 1 serving which just what I wanted. It's funny how you actually sit in front of the oven waiting and watched how it raised.. just like I usually did while waiting for the feet came out from Macarons. The Funny part was when it raised and already cooked, I take it out from the oven and sprinkle some sugar on top (also pistachio), and ran quickly to the spot when I'm about to take photo of it. I think it's been done only in seconds! As the soufflé will be deflated not too long once it was pop out from the oven. I could only took 5 frame before it's deflated.... How cruel is that? LOL.

The Result: Texture was light, airy but yet in the middle part was a bit gooey. I was using bittersweet chocolate so it's not sweet at all which was actually good! Despite on the healthy ingredients (no butter, no egg yolk, no flour) I'm not really a fan of this kind of cake. Maybe next time I'll try other flavor or combine it with ice cream so it'll be more interesting to eat :P

Chocolate Souffle with 
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Chocolate Soufflé
from Just Dessert by Daniel Tay
-makes 1 small soufflé-
  • Unsalted butter - for greasing ramekin
  • Sugar - for coating ramekin
  • Egg whites 55 g
  • Lemon Juice 1 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp - I used icing sugar
  • Chocolate 70 g, chopped
  • Chopped nuts (optional) - I used Pistachio
Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF)
Prepare an 8-cm (3-in) wide and 4.5-cm (2-in) deep ramekin. Brush the inside of ramekin upwards with butter. Spoon some sugar into ramekin (I used icing sugar), then tilt ramekin around to coat sides with sugar. Overturn ramekin and discard excess sugar.
Place egg whites in a small mixing bowl and whisk until foamy. Add lemon juice and sugar and whisk until light and fluffy, with soft peaks.
Melt chocolate in a bain-marie and transfer to a mixing bowl. Gradually fold egg white mixture into melted chocolate.
Pour batter into ramekin until the brim and bake for 8-10 minutes until soufflé is well-risen. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Happy Baking :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I need to say daniel tay book are trash. none of the macaroons are work, and i tried more than 5 times.
the souffle are the only one works.

this guy is a bull