Chocolate Raspberry Souffle

Total Time:
44 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
4 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 9 ounces imported bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 (10-ounce) packages frozen raspberries, thawed, crushed, and strained, producing approximately 3/4 cup of syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, plus 1/3 cup sugar
  • 9 egg whites, at room temperature*
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups well-chilled heavy cream
Directions
  • Fit the individual souffle dishes with 6-inch wide doubled bands of foil, brushed with flavorless vegetable oil, to form collars extending 3-inches above the rim.

  • In a large heatproof bowl over barely simmering water, melt both chocolates, stirring occasionally, until smooth. In a bowl with the mixer beat the egg yolks until they are thick and pale.

  • In a small saucepan, combine the raspberry juice with 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Bring raspberry mixture to a simmer, add it to the egg yolks in a stream, beating constantly, and beat the mixture for 1 minute. Add the yolk mixture to the chocolate mixture in a stream, beating constantly.

  • In a large bowl with the mixer beat the egg whites until frothy, add the cream of tartar, and beat the whites until they hold soft peaks. Add the remaining sugar, a little at a time, and beat the whites until they hold stiff glossy peaks.

  • In a chilled bowl with the mixer beat the cream until it just holds stiff peaks. Stir 1/4 of the whites into the chocolate mixture, fold in the remaining whites, and just before they are incorporated completely, fold in the whipped cream gently but thoroughly.

  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared souffle dish, smooth the top, and chill the dessert, covered loosely with plastic wrap, for at least 3 hours, or until set. Just before serving, remove the collar carefully.

  • (The souffle may be prepared 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled with the foil collar in place).

  • Wine Suggestions: Sauternes - Filhot

*RAW EGG WARNING
  • Food Network Kitchens suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs due to the slight risk of Salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean, grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell.


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