Happy 17th of January my friends!
Today is my birthday and I have been spoiled rotten by Jeremy.
One of my gifts was a set of stoneware ramekins by Le Creuset, one of my favourite brands.
As soon as I unwrapped the present I decided to use it to make a little treat to share with Jeremy on my special day.
I wanted to make a healthy chocolate soufflé …but I didn’t have dark chocolate. Improvising is always fun so I made a homemade dark chocolate.
I can guarantee that the result was awesome!
This dark chocolate soufflé has a delicious molten centre and a light, springy exterior.
Every time I combine cocoa powder with cocoa butter the enhanced smell of chocolate is unbelievably good. With every bite of this rich chocolaty treat you feel an explosion of flavour in your mouth, and one bite immediately leads to a second larger one, until you have to scrub the last crumb from the ramekin!
This recipe is grain-free, dairy-free and low-sugar, so it’s definitely guilt free!
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (plus more to grease ramekins)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 85g extra dark chocolate (or 30g unsweetened cocoa powder & 50g cocoa butter)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 eggs
- pinch salt
- Heat oven to 190°C (375°F).
- Grease two 9cm ramekins with coconut oil. Coat ramekins with cocoa powder, tapping out the excess.
- In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter, cocoa powder and coconut oil. Stir occasionally until smooth.
- Remove melted chocolate from heat and add the vanilla and honey.
- Whisk in the yolks one at a time until smooth. Set aside.
- Using a mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate. Spoon into the ramekins.
- Bake until puffed and set, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.