Yield: 4 servings
|100 grams||Plain chocolate; (70% cocoa solids)|
|50 grams||Unsalted butter; plus extra for|
|\N \N||; greasing|
|4 tablespoons||Plain flour|
|4 larges||Eggs; separated|
|6 tablespoons||Caster sugar; plus extra for|
|\N \N||; dusting|
|2 tablespoons||Sifted cocoa powder|
|300 millilitres||Double cream|
|\N \N||Icing sugar; to dust|
|\N \N||Creme fraiche; to serve|
Preheat the oven to 375f/190c/Gas 5.
1 Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
Heat the milk in a pan until just at boiling point. Remove from the heat and stir in half the melted chocolate.
2 Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the flour and cook over a low heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and gradually add the milk and chocolate mixture, stirring until smooth after each addition.
3 Return to the heat and cook for a few minutes, stirring until smooth and shiny. Transfer to a large bowl with a spatula and leave to cool a little.
Add the egg yolks, one at a time to the chocolate sauce and mix.
4 Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add four tablespoons of the sugar and whisk again for 30 seconds, then fold in half the cocoa powder.
5 Lightly beat a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until blended. Add the rest of the egg whites and gently fold in. Divide between 4 x 225ml/8fl oz buttered and sugared ramekins. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and a light crust has formed.
6 Place the cream in a pan with the sugar and melted chocolate and whisk in. Mix the remaining cocoa powder with a little water to make a paste and stir into the pan. Simmer for a few minutes.
7 Remove the souffles from the oven and quickly tip them out of the ramekins into an ovenproof dish, right side up. Pour over the chocolate sauce and bake for 10-15 minutes until well risen and the sauce is bubbling. Transfer to plates, stir the sauce and spoon around the souffles.
Dust with icing sugar and add a quenelle of creme fraiche.
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