Helping in the Nestlé Kitchens gets me big benefits: lots of recipes that need tasting plus I get to watch Chris cook (her tips are even better live!) and what better month than February, a chocoholic’s dream.
After tasting Chris’ Make-Ahead Chocolate Soufflés and hearing how easy it was, I decided to attempt my very first soufflé. And, I had just the Valentine to impress; this would be our first Feb 14 together.
I love to cook – but I don’t bake a lot – so halfway through I realized I didn’t have a mixer! I had to beat the egg whites by hand; they didn’t form stiff peaks so I was afraid the soufflés wouldn’t rise. With only a few minutes to spare, I pulled them from the oven and ran to meet my date.
They were delicious. Perfectly baked on top, so rich and just a tiny bit gooey in the middle. They didn’t rise as much as the photo, but they peeked over the top which was pretty darn good for a first try. My date was sufficiently impressed. It helps to walk in smelling like warm chocolate soufflé.
The next day, I made it for my girlfriends and doubled the recipe. It was so easy I did it from memory!