Sunday, March 18, 2012

Individual Chocolate Soufflés

As most of you know, I'm a big fan of Weight Watchers. I have been going on and off for years, but I started back again going regularly in January. They give out weekly mini magazines at every meeting and there are always a feature recipe. Last week's had a recipe for chocolate soufflés. Now, I've never made soufflés before, but for only 3 points a serving, I had to try it. It was so yummy and so worth the effort it takes to make these airy desserts. Just wanted to share them with everyone. You don't have to be on a diet to enjoy these, but if you are, you can enjoy without guilt!















Individual Chocolate Soufflés
Makes 2

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
3 tablespoons low-fat chocolate milk
1 large egg white
1/2 teaspoon confectioners sugar


Directions:
Preheat over to 350°F. Coat two 6-ounce ramekins with cooking spray. Place on a small baking sheet.

In a small saucepan, whisk together cocoa, flour and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Set over medium heat. Add chocolate milk; cook until smooth stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool for about 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat egg white on medium speed until soft peaks start to form. Gradually add the remaining tablespoon granulated sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form.

Fold the cooled chocolate mixture into egg whites, a little at a time, until no white streaks appear.

Pour batter into prepared ramekins. Bake until set and tops look slightly dry, 14-16 minutes. Dust with confectioners sugar; serve warm.

[Note: Don't open the oven door while the soufflés are baking. Cold air can cause them to sink.]

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