Chocolate Soufflé

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.
Photograph of Chocolate Soufflé  baked by Jane.
Photograph of Chocolate Soufflé  baked by Jane.
Photograph of Chocolate Soufflé  baked by Jane.

Recipe by Mary Berry 


Published by Jane Lewis


In 2015 I made it through to the last 50 in the last audition of The Great British Bake Off. Sadly I wasn't chosen for the programme but I need to carry on my journey as I can't imagine my life without baking.

I'd love to start writing my own recipes. So what better place to do it than starting a blog.