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01.01.2003 -dessert - chocolate

Chocolate and Espelette Pepper Soufflés

« This recipe contains all the traditional Basque Country ingredients needed to make sublime, light-as-air soufflés – the perfect way to end a dinner party. Or just to eat any time - they taste so good. Don’t forget that a soufflé waits for no-one. You should therefore prepare the mixture before the meal, and finish making the soufflé during the meal. Serve hot with a glass of Maury. » 
Type dessertchocolate – soufflé – Espelette pepper - cocoa
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation: 25 minutes - Cooking: 20 minutes
Origin Basque Country
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Serves 6

  • 1 pint (½ liter) milk
  • ½ cup (50 g) cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup (130 g) sugar
  • 2/5 cup (100 g) butter
  • 4/5 cup (100 g) flour
  • 10 egg whites
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) potato flour
  • 1 level tsp ground Espelette pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Icing sugar


To prepare the ingredients

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)
  • Fill an earthenware dish with water to cook the soufflés in a bain-marie and place it on the oven shelf, half way up
  • Butter the individual soufflé molds



  • Pour the milk, 1/3 cup (60 g) sugar, cocoa and pepper into a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Melt the butter in another saucepan, sprinkle in the flour and stir vigorously
  • Remove from the heat and pour in the milk, whisking constantly until the mixture is nice and even
  • Allow to cool a little, and then stir in the egg yolks one by one
  • Whip the egg whites into very stiff peaks, adding a pinch of salt
  • When the peaks are nice and stiff, sprinkle in the potato flour and the rest of the sugar
  • Whisk again, and fold the egg whites very carefully into the chocolate mixture
  • Pour into the buttered molds, filling them ¾ full
  • Cook for 20 minutes in the bain-marie
  • Remove the soufflés from the oven, sprinkle them with icing sugar and serve immediately.

Suggested drink or wines

Recommended wine: Domaine du Mas Amiel - 15-year-old Maury Cuvée Prestige

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