Tuesday, September 8, 2009

TWD - Chocolate Souffle

I was so excited for this weeks recipe! Although I knew it would be a challenge, I was up for it and was ready to face it head on. I had all my ingredients out and got everything ready to make the Chocolate Souffle. I pre-heated my oven and headed out to the garden to pick the late-summer bounty. When I came in a half-hour later, my oven was only at 190 degrees. Right then I knew things were not going my way. I called my neighbor to see if I could use her oven but no one was home. At that point everything was ready to go in a hot oven so I opted to use my new, shiny convection counter oven (a fancy toaster oven) I got for my birthday.

I had my doubts as to whether it could handle something as delicate as a souffle. I watched with great anticipation and saw it rise. Those hopes were dashed when minutes later it fell. I finished the cooking time and decided it was worth at least tasting. I even plated it and took a few pics. Alas, the pictures didn't do the dessert justice so I decided not to post any. I did taste it though and thought the taste was nice. It wasn't eggy, as I feared it might be having possibly been cooked too long. I put a dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top of a scoop of warm souffle and took a few bites. I'm sure the texture was completely off but the taste was nice and chocolaty.

So, if you are brave and want to try Dorie's Chocolate Souffle, head on over to She's Becoming DoughMesstic for beautiful pictures and the full recipe. Maybe when my oven is fixed I'll attempt it again. I guess every week can't be a smashing success.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry your chocolate souffle didn't warrant a photo, I'm sure it turned out great! Mine did the same as yours, fell before I could get it out of the oven. O, well, it still tasted delicious! Glad yours did too! =)

doughmesstic said...

Thanks for baking along with me - we don't always get great photos, but if you enjoyed eating it, that counts for a lot!
Susan - aka DoughMessTic

wildthayn said...

Sounds like an adventure in the kitchen!! I'm glad it tasted yummy!!

Jayne said...

Oh no! How frustrating when your oven doesn't cooperate! I'm glad that it tasted good, at least!

TeaLady said...

Sorry it didn't work out for you.

But as long as it tasted good, it was successful.