Recipe: Make-Ahead Chocolate Souffles

With only seven ingredients and just a few simple steps, these soufflés really deliver on taste and presentation.


Make-ahead chocolate souffles.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cup Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels (12-ounce package)
  • 1 stick butter 
  • Nestle Toll House baking cocoas
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • 14 ounce (1 container) vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spray eight 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray; coat lightly with granulated sugar.
  2. Microwave morsels, butter and baking cocoa in large, microwave-safe bowl on high power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat egg whites in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/4 egg white mixture into chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold in remaining egg white mixture gently but thoroughly. Spoon into prepared ramekins, filling about 3/4 full. Cover soufflés individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° F. Remove plastic wrap from soufflés. Place soufflés on baking sheet. Bake on center oven rack for 18 to 20 minutes or until puffed and center still moves slightly. Top with a scoop of ice cream. Serve immediately.

Preptime: 15

Source: Family Features

Cooktime: 20 minutes

Ready time: 6 hours