Mary Berry's Hot Chocolate Soufflés

Mary Berry's Hot Chocolate Soufflés

The Queen of Baking, does a great job of removing the fear and faff from making soufflés with this hot chocolate soufflé recipe that is simple to follow and delicious every time.

Serves 4


125g       Plain chocolate
2 tbsp     Water
300 ml    Milk
45g         Butter, plus extra for greasing
45g         Plain flour
2,3          Drops of vanilla extract
60g         Caster sugar
4             Egg yolks
5             Egg whites
Sifted icing sugar for dusting


Break the chocolate into pieces and put into a small saucepan with the meaured water and a few tablespoons of the milk. Heat gently, stirring, until the chocolate has melted. Add the remaining milk, stirring to blend.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour, and cook, stirring, for one minute. Remove from the heat and gradually add the chocolate and milk mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, until the sauce has thickened. Stir in the vanilla extract and caster sugar, and leave to cool.

Beat the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate mixture. Lightly butter the individual soufflé dishes and set aside.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Stir one large spoonful of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold in the remainder. Divide the mixture among four 300 millilitre soufflé dishes.

Place on a hot baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 190°C/gas mark 5 for 40 to 45 minutes until the soufflés are well risen and firm. Dust with sifted icing sugar. Serve the soufflés at once.

Recipe: Mary Berry Christmas


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