The Great British Bake Off 2015, Week 9 – Chocolate.
This week the bakers had to make soufflés for the technical challenge. I've never eaten or made a soufflé but have always wanted to. I remember watching someone make soufflés years ago on a cooking program and being fascinated by it – I think because they look quite tricky, and I do love a challenge.
I tried to find the recipe the bakers used on bake off, I'm not sure it's the exact one but it's a Mary Berry recipe. I don't think I had the correct soufflé dish but I made do with what I had in my cupboard, I think I'd of had a taller dessert if my dish had been right.
It wasn't too complicated to make, broken down it's a Chocolate Creme Patisserie and a Meringue gently folded together and baked. The result is almost like eating a hot chocolate mousse, it's really light in texture, I'm sure I could have eaten a whole one to myself – I did go back for seconds!
Now that I've finally made a soufflé I can't wait to try out some other recipes, it really is worth the trouble of making one, it's a beautiful thing.