FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

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Welcome to day fourteen of our Valentine’s Day Celebration event!

It’s time for the big finale!!!

I left the best for last. icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

Not only do I have one of the most impressive desserts to share but we are giving away a gorgeous prize in the end.

So how do you feel about a chocolate souffle? Are you one of those people who shiver at the sound of the name with fear? Or are you one of those people who love challenges and would love to try it? I was both. Souffles are finicky in their nature. You see, they are like magic. Right out of the oven they are gloriously puffed up and you may even hear the angels sing. Confetti might be raining down with fireworks going off.

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And then 2.5 seconds later your jaw drops as your souffle deflates. You are thinking: if I were to flip the dish upside down it may come back up, right? Right??!! Well. Let’s look at it the other way. Your souffle came out of the oven with a gorgeous high top. And then it slowly falls down trapping all the delicious creamy, light center inside. It’s deflated but glorious. And trust me, as soon as you take a first bite your knees will weaken and you will forget about the tall top it had few seconds ago.

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Chocolate Souffles for Two

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 8oz. servings

The most impressive of all desserts. Also the most finicky in nature. Incredibly creamy and light in texture and taste.

Ingredients

  1. 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  6. 2 egg whites, room temperature
  7. 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  8. dash of salt
  9. dash of cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Use 1 tablespoon of butter to grease your cocottes. Sprinkle them with cocoa powder, tapping off the excess. Place cocottes on a baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt chocolate with the remaining butter. Whisk smooth.
  4. Set aside to come to room temperature. Add egg yolks, one at a time and whisk well.
  5. In a clean bowl of your stand mixer, with a clean whisk, beat egg whites with a dash of salt, cream of tartar and sugar on medium speed until frothy. Increase the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat. Keep checking the peaks. As soon as you see the stiff peaks form, stop.
  6. Add 1/3 of the meringue into chocolate mixture. Gently fold in. Add the remaining meringue and fold in until no streaks remain. Do not over fold.
  7. Spoon the mixture into prepared cocottes. At this point you can cover the dishes and refrigerate the souffles until ready to bake.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Notes

It is crucial to beat the egg whites in a clean bowl with a clean whisk. There can be no traces of grease or the meringue won't form. Bake the souffles right before you are ready to serve the dessert for the maximum impression.

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 FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

See that gorgeous dish I baked my souffle in? Isn’t it beautiful? I was sent a set of mini cocottes in Caribbean by the fabulous Le Creuset. My hands were shaking when I was opening the box and I quickly named it mommy’s new and precious toy. icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!! The color is truly breathtaking. I love the gradient of it. The famous concentric rings on the lid are like a signature of quality and durability. These stoneware cocottes are time-less.

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Le Creuset graciously agreed to give the same set to one of our Crunchy Creamy Sweet readers!! You can win a set of four mini cocottes with a cookbook. How is that for a Valentine’s Day gift? icon smile FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

 

Please, use the rafflecopter below to enter.

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner has been notified via email. Thank you to all who entered!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to US residents only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is sponsored by Le Creuset. I was not compensated. I truly love this brand and as always all of the opinions are my own.

Good luck!

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Thank you so much for joining me in celebrating the biggest chocolate holiday of the year! I had a blast! Thank you for stopping by everyday and leaving comments and sending emails to say how much you enjoy the recipes and guest posts. It was fun and you are going to see more events like this in the future, here on the Crunchy Creamy Sweet blog.

Thank you so much: Stephanie, Kristy, Carrie, Laura, Anne and Lizzy for your fabulous guest posts. I truly appreciate you took time from your own busy schedules to create all of the beautiful treats and to answer my Q&A’s. Thank you, ladies!!!

You can see all of the desserts on our event’s Pinterest board.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

xoxo,

Anna


201 thoughts on “FINALE: Chocolate Souffles for Two and Le Creuset Giveaway!!

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  2. My hats off to Anna!! What a spectacular dessert for Valentine’s Day!! I love the le creuset pots you baked them in too. What a impressive giveaway. :)

  3. I plan on collecting Le Creuset one piece at a time! Lovely prize!! I am mixing and matching….white and carribbean are my favorites!

  4. What a great recipe for 2 and I love your giveaway. Hope I win so I can recreate the gorgeous souffles you baked here.

  5. I love your souffles. They look delicious, even if they weren’t baked in those gorgeous mini cocottes. I’d take any of those colors, but especially the flame ones.

  6. I am hoping to make this for my hubby tonight, it looks amazing! Is there a substitute for the cream of tartar, I don’t seem to have that on hand. Oh, and Cherry color is my favorite :)

    • Hi Christi! You can skip the cream of tartar. I tried this way too and it will work! Good luck and enjoy! Thank you for entering the giveaway!

  7. Okay…maybe I can make this! It doesn’t seem so bad when it’s in those cute little pots! I just LOVE the truffle color Le Creuset!

  8. So hard to decide, since they’re all beautiful, but I guess I would go with the Cherry color! And your souffles look just scrumptious!!!

  9. Definitely the best for last Anna! That souffle is gorgeous! I once made a peach souffle in the summertime. When I opened the oven door they were stunning! I took them out and grabbed my camera and they had deflated! But you are right…the flavor and texture is still all there! These Le Creuset pots are such a pretty color and a beautiful contrast to your lovely chocolatey dessert! : )

  10. Oh I clicked because I couldn’t not click, but I already know that my favorite Le Creuset color is ‘Cherry’. Plus your souffles are so beautiful and would be beautiful in the red dishes.

    Rafflecopter name: Margot Core

  11. I love all the Le Creuset cookware and bakeware. I have a tourquois dutch oven and a blue round french oven. I would love a smaller round french oven in the green, orange or red color, but really, they are all so amazing, any would be awesome.

  12. Souffle is on my culinary bucket list. And these mini cocottes are on my hearts desire list. I like all the colors but linen is particularly stunning.

  13. Soooo I just found you:) Your website is now added to my desktop (thats how I like it, easy to find) sharing space with Martha Stewart and my absolute favorite P.W.:)

  14. So angry. Facebook is always a day late on 80% of my feed! The person who won the Le Creuset pieces will love them! I love my small collection of larger baking and sautè pieces, they are wonderful and will be used for generations! Love chocolate souffle, will definitely try your recipe!

    • Hi Roberta! Yes, it seems like FB is late with posts… But you still have 4 days to enter the Le Creuset giveaway! Thank you!

  15. You made two for me? Oh My Anne, they look so goof I don’t think I could share. Delicious!
    Thanks for sharing and thank youf or the lovely comment left on my guest post on Jen’s blog

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  17. OMG Anna, that souffle looks AMAZING. I’ve actually never had a souffle before, but I dream of their light, fluffiness each time I see a picture of one. And it’s CHOCOLATE. Hello, awesomeness!

  18. Oh my goodness I am so jealous! I love Le Creuset and the color is incredible! You lucky girl! Your souffle looks amazing! Wish we were neighbors I would have been right over for a bite! Have a sweet week my friend!

  19. Hi Anna! What an awesome giveaway! I have these so I won’t enter for the giveaway and others have more chances to win. But I bookmarked the recipe! Your souffle shot is amazing. You make me want to try this very soon… hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day and the long weekend! :)

  20. Deflation or not, I need these souffles stat! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I’ve been in need of this cocottes for a while now! My favorite color is the new quince. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and really brightens up my kitchen.

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  22. My aunt has always told me souffles are tricky. I think I am about ready to give them a try, but I want my to look EXACTLY like yours in a pair of beautiful caribbean blue mini cocottes :)

  23. These look delicious! I actually like how this seems reasonable enough for a grad student to whip up in little time, and actually bake something that will taste good!

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