French White Chocolate Souffle Recipe

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Ratings (16)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
476 Calories
29g Fat
42g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 476
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 12g
Calcium 109mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Soufflé is one of the classics of the French kitchen, yet many shy away from making it for fear of collapse, that  is sensitive and so easily ruined. It is delicate for sure, but not that difficult to make. Follow these few tips on how to make the perfect souffle. 

This white chocolate soufflé recipe is light and airy and makes for an impressive special occasion dessert.  Use red berries and citrus which both harmonize with white chocolate, whether in the form of a fresh fruit garnish or a sauce. If you're serving it for a winter holiday, be sure to enhance the soufflé's snowy mountain effect with a generous dusting of confectioners' sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar (granulated, divided)
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces white chocolate (chopped finely)
  • 3 large egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 6 large egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop of butter
  • Dusting: powdered sugar
  • Garnish: fresh raspberries

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a large soufflé dish and sprinkle it with 1/4 cup granulated sugar; set the prepared dish aside. Stir together the salt, all-purpose flour, and remaining 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar; set the mixture aside.
  3. Melt the white chocolate pieces in a heatproof bowl or double boiler over barely simmering water, stirring the chocolate constantly to avoid burning it. (Even a small amount of overheated chocolate will ruin an entire recipe.) Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from heat and stir in the egg yolks until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar on medium-high speed until they hold soft glossy peaks. Continue beating the egg whites on high speed, add the vanilla, and then gradually add the salt-flour-sugar combination, until the egg whites hold stiff glossy peaks.
  5. Gently stir 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining whipped egg whites. The chocolate mixture should be evenly colored and light and bubbly, without egg white streaks or marbling.
  1. Spoon the soufflé mixture into the prepared dish and allow it to rest, covered, for up to 30 minutes or bake right away for 25 to 30 minutes (slightly longer at high altitudes) until the soufflé has risen with a crusty exterior. Serve the soufflé with a dusting powdered sugar if desired.

If you find you are enjoying making a souffle, try some of these other classic French recipes.