Rich black forest soufflés

January 22, 2022 (Last Updated: June 23, 2022)

Make use of the fresh cherries in season and whip up these rich black forest soufflés that are bound to impress!

Black forest soufflés

HANDS-ON TIME 30 min | TOTAL TIME 55 min | SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

POACHED CHERRIES

  • 1⁄2  cup castor sugar
  • 1⁄2  cup water
  • 5 cm strip orange rind
  • 350 grams fresh cherries, pitted
  • 2 tbsp kirsch or cherry brandy

SOUFFLÉS

  • 60 grams butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp castor sugar
  • 300 grams dark chocolate
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature, separated
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 75 grams castor sugar, extra
  • 2 tsp icing sugar

TO SERVE

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 250 ml double thick cream

METHOD

POACHED CHERRIES

STIR together sugar, water and orange rind in a pot over high heat, without boiling, until the sugar dissolves.

ADD in the cherries, bring to the boil and simmer for about 4 minutes or until cherries have softened.

REMOVE from the heat and stir through the liqueur,

SOUFFLÉS

PREHEAT oven to 200°C. Grease four 1 1⁄4 cup-sized ovenproof souffé dishes with butter. Sprinkle over castor sugar, shaking out any excess.

MELT chocolate and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks.

WHIP all 9 egg whites and excess sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric beater until soft peaks form. Fold in the chocolate mixture, in two batches, being careful not to knock out too much air.

DIVIDE mixture between the prepared dishes all the way to the top and level off the top with an offset palette knife. Place dishes on an oven tray and bake soufflés for about 15 minutes until well-risen and a delicate crust has formed.

DUST soufflés with sifted icing sugar. Serve immediately with cream, poached cherries and cherry syrup; serve immediately.

 

Tip from the team: For a thicker cherry syrup, remove the cherries from the sugar syrup once soft and simmer until slightly reduced. Drizzle on top of the souffles to serve.

 

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