Have you ever bought stuffs for a specific purpose but they were used for other things because you never found a chance to used them for their original reason-to-buy? I have. It's my ramekins. I bought them almost a year ago because I was eager to make soufflé. My plan got pushed away for some reasons and I almost forgot about it. I'd used the ramekins for soup, cobbler, and other things, but not soufflé. Not until last week.
I made this soufflé on Sunday night. We had a really busy weekend, so it was really nice to have time being at home. When relaxing, I like to have our apartment filled with... sweet aroma from my oven!!! Hubby also likes to zip his coffee with something sweet, so, after hopping from one recipe to the other, I decided to make this chocolate soufflé.
I was happy when seeing the cake rose high up exceeded the rim of the ramekins. I let them sit on the kitchen counter allowing them to cool down. When I went back to check them up, OH NO! They deflated slowly but sure. I quickly garnished them to soften the gullies on the cakes' surface and grabbed my camera. Now I wonder if soufflé pictures I found online or ones in cookbooks are pictures of the cakes when they were fresh, just right from the oven.
I thought my soufflé failed because of the shrinkage, but my oh my… it was awesome. The texture was so fluffy and airy I guessed because it was flourless. It was very rich that one ramekin of it was enough for two of us.