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

Comments

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Absolutely! I have so many recipes I want to use them in! Get ready for mini cocottes love! :) Thanks, Laura!

  1. curryandcomfort says

    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. :)

  2. Heidi Pi says

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

  3. Betty Ann @Mango_Queen says

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

  4. daisy says

    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.

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Aww, thank you so much, Daisy! I just wish they wouldn’t deflate before I took the pics! :)

  5. Tammy Northrup says

    I love the caribbean but the cherry goes with my kitchen. What a great looking soufle even if it did deflate.

  6. Christi says

    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 :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      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. Lillian Russo says

    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. Khanh says

    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. Anne B says

    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. says

    Your recipe looks deceptively easy (I’m one who quakes at the word souffle) but so delicious that I will throw caution to the wind and bake :) Thanks!

  11. AnnaZed says

    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

  12. Sarah says

    Cherry will always have a soft spot in my heart since thats what my mom has, but Marseille is absolutely gorgeous as well!

  13. says

    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.

  14. Anita at Hungry Couple says

    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.

  15. Sherri Lynn says

    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.:)

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      *thud* Fainted… blushing….:) You are a sweetie, Sherri! Thank you so much and welcome to CCS!

  16. roberta says

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      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!

  17. Melissa says

    Marseille is my favorite. It is timeless and would just love to have any piece from them. Thanks for the opportunity

  18. Petra says

    I love the Caribbean color. I actually just ordered a Dutch oven in that same color. It’s so pretty!

  19. Roxana GreenGirl says

    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

  20. Alicia says

    I just received the 3.5 qt French oven and the tea kettle in Caribbean. It’s my favorite of all their colors!

  21. says

    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!

  22. Serena B says

    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!

  23. says

    What a gorgeous Valentine’s gift for you! The new Caribean Creuset color is lovely and your souffles are breathtaking (and to die for, I’m sure!) Well done all around :)

  24. justonecookbook says

    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! :)

  25. says

    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.

  26. Lindsey says

    I’m absolutely loving the MARSEILLE! I would probably cook up some delicous yummy treats and meals with that baby!!!

  27. Amanda says

    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 :)

  28. ardeth says

    It is a toss up between the flame red and the deepest blue. Sigh. Love them. Love this opportunity, thank you!

  29. GK says

    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!

  30. Elizabeth Vogelsberg says

    I’m working up the nerve to make a souffle! These look so good.

    My favorite color is the blue.

  31. Mika says

    Oh – I like this souffles recipe if only because it doesn’t call for a dozen eggs. Can’t wait to try this out!

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