By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen
Soufflés really aren’t that hard to make. To make sure that your soufflés rise always use eggs at room temperature and make sure you don’t over-fold your mixture before baking.
- 1 1/3 Cups Milk
- 1/8 Cup Butter
- Seeds From 1 Vanilla Pod
- 1/3 Cups Unbleached Flour
- 2 1/2 Ounces Chopped Dark Chocolate (Good Quality)
- 4 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 4 Teaspoons Rum
- 1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease 4 ramekins with butter and add a small amount of sugar. Turn to coat the sides and bottom. Tap out any excess. In a small-size saucepan heat 1 cup milk with butter and vanilla seeds over a medium-low heat. In a small-size bowl mix remaining milk with flour until smooth. Stir into hot milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir continuously. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before mixing in chopped chocolate and 1 egg. Separate remaining 3 eggs. Beat egg whites with kosher salt to form peaks. Place in fridge and chill. Beat egg yolks with sugar and run until a thick, light mixture forms. Mix with cooled milk mixture. Tip beaten egg whites onto mixture and fold through (do not over-fold). Divide soufflé mixture equally between the four ramekins. Place in oven and bake for 10 to 20 minutes until puffy. Serve immediately. Serves 4
Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.
While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”
Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too! Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.