Friday, March 23, 2007

Chocolate Orange Liqueur Souffle with Chocolate Sauce from Paula Deen and the Food Network

We love Chocolate and Orange combined at Chicks Love Chocolate! Try this recipe from one of our favorite celebrity chefs-Paula Deen!

Chocolate Orange Liqueur Souffle with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, divided

1/2 cup sugar

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted

3 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate, melted

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 egg yolks, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

7 egg whites

Chocolate Sauce, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 2 1/2 quart souffle dish with 2 tablespoons butter, sprinkle bottom and sides evenly with 1/2 cup sugar. Tap out excess sugar; reserve sugar for later use.
In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to bubble. Add milk, orange liqueur, melted chocolates, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in beaten egg yolks and vanilla.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add reserved sugar, beating until stiff. Fold whites into chocolate mixture. Gently spoon mixture into prepared souffle dish. Place souffle dish in a baking pan. Fill pan with 1-inch warm water. Bake for 55 minutes. Serve immediately with Chocolate Sauce.

Chocolate Sauce: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1 (1-ounce) square bittersweet chocolate 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
Melt butter and chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Add cocoa, sugar, cream, and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla and orange liqueur.

Yum! Enjoy!


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