One of the things that I love the most about Tuesdays with Dorie is the fact that it sometimes takes me beyond the scope of my experience into making something that I have never attempted before, and if I must confess, am a little scared of. So it was this week when our host, Susan of She's Becoming DoughMessTic, chose Dorie's Chocolate Souffle as our challenge.
I have never previously made a souffle, either sweet or savoury; in fact, I can't remember eating one either! Having heard of the notoriously temperamental nature of the souffle, I was rather nervous about this challenge. Would my souffle rise? Or would it sink horribly in the middle, like a hat that has been squashed beneath a backside on a school bus seat?
Behold my joy when my souffle rose proudly above the top of the souffle dish, if only for a brief moment in time. (I collared my souffle dish, even though the recipe did not require it.)
This souffle is very chocolatey and rich; a small amount goes a long way. As to how it compares with other souffles, I cannot say, as this is the first souffle that I have made or tasted. It was good, but perhaps not so good that I would make it again, especially given the quantity of chocolate involved in making it.
Thanks to Susan for taking me above and beyond this week, and do check out how the other TWD bakers fared with the souffle at the TWD blogroll.