A Decedent Winter Treat to Try from Food @ Louisvale

Is there a better winter treat than a decedent winter chocolate souffle? Rich, sultry, and packed with indulgent comfort, it’s the perfect treat to beat back the winter blues. Today, our expert chefs on the Food @ Louisvale team have prepared a reliable, simple chocolate souffle recipe anyone can make at home to perk up your winter table- why not give it a try today?

Ingredients for your Louisvale Chocolate Souffle

The ingredient list below should be simple as pie (or souffle) to add to your shopping cart, and will create 6 servings to share with friends. Or not- we won’t tell!

  • ½ tsp Butter, Soft 
  • 9 Large Eggs, Whites Only
  • 90g White Sugar and some extra to coat the dishes
  • 300g 60% Dark Chocolate
  • 3 Large Egg Yolks
  • 1¼ Cup Milk
  • 15g Corn Flour
  • 6 Ramkin-style dishes to serve 

Making a Great Chocolate Souffle

Pop your oven on to 230*C to preheat, and brush your ramekin dishes with soft butter, making sure to cover the entirety of the inside. Then pour in some sugar and roll the sugar to cover the entire inside of the ramekin. Be sure to shake out any extra sugar!

In a mixing bowl, add your egg whites and mix on medium until frothy, but not stiff. It should take 4-5min. Slowly add in the 90g of sugar and continue mixing until the egg whites are glossy and stiff. You should be able to hold the bowl upside down above your head and the egg whites should not fall out!

Now, place a small pot with 2 cups of water on the stove to boil. Place the chocolate pieces in a glass or metal bowl, and then place into the water-filled pot to melt. Make sure that the water does not get into the bowl! This is a cooking technique known as a bain marie, and ensures you can safely melt tricky items like chocolate without issues.

Once the chocolate has melted, remove the pot and set aside. Place the egg yolks in a separate bowl and whisk, and again set it aside. Now mix the milk and corn flour in a pot and place on the stove over medium heat. Whisk the mix well over heat until it starts to thicken. Slowly pour the hot milk mix into the egg yolks you prepared, while whisking the egg yolks continuously. Now fold in a spoonful of egg whites into the milk mixture. Repeat with the chocolate mix, then combine the two mixes and whisk until gloriously smooth. Slowly fold in the remaining egg whites, making sure not to over mix!

Now you are ready to spoon the souffle mixture into the ramekins- make sure the mix sits level with the top. Place the ramekins onto a tray and place them in the oven. Drop the temperature to 200*C, and bake for approximately 15 min or until the souffle has puffed up and bounces back when you softly press down on the top. Dust with icing sugar if desired and serve immediately!

What Louisvale Wine Can I Serve This With?

These delicious treats are best served with some custard, ice cream or sorbet. To amp up the decadence of the experience, we suggest adding a great Louisvale Wine to the mix, too. While technically you can enjoy anything you like, our Stone Road Merlot makes a great day-to-day wine to serve with these treats. If you’re looking for something a little jazzier, any of our MCC Brut range will add a luxurious finishing touch to the occasion, too!

The Louisvale Wines team can’t make winter disappear, but we hope this spectacular little treat will jazz up your winter table and lift your heart. And you’re always welcome to drop by Food @ Louisvale and try the original from the hands of our skilled chef team!