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Hot Chocolate Souffles by

baking takes 15-20 minutes cooking takes 15 minutes serves 4 400*F/200*C


4oz(115g) fine dark chocolate
Butter for greasing ramekins
Scant 1/2 cup(55g) superfine sugar
5 eggs
pinch of salt
Confectioners sugar

3 bowls-saucepan-wooden spoon-4 ramekins-Whisk or electric mixer-large metal spoon-small sieve or tea trainer


1-Set the oven.Break the chocolate into a bowl.Melt it over a saucepan of simmering water,stirring until smooth.

2-Remove the chocolate sfrom the heat.Grease the four ramekins lightly and sprinkle with a little of thensuperfine sugar.

3-Seperate the eggs into two bowls.Stir the rest of the superfine sugar and flour egg yolks into the melted chocolate.

4-Whisk all five eggs whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks.Then fold them gently into the chocolate.

5-Fill the ramekins until nearly full.Bake for 15 minutes until they rise and puff up.Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

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