Chocolate soufflés with orange and cardamom sauce recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 424 calories / serving
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Try this melt-in-the-mouth chocolate soufflé made with dark chocolate, juicy oranges and aromatic cardamom. Once you've mastered this recipe, you can have a lot of fun experimenting with sweet and savoury flavours.

Heat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Grease 4 x 200ml (7fl oz) ramekins or small oven-proof dishes. Break up the Fairtrade dark chocolate and place with the butter in a heat-proof glass bowl over a pan of simmering water until melted. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In a clean, grease-free bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gradually whisk in the caster sugar. Mix the yolks into the melted chocolate and add to egg whites, folding in gently. Then spoon the mixture into the ramekins. Bake for 14 minutes until they feel firm in the centre.

Make the sauce by grating the Fairtrade orange rind into fine shreds. Squeeze 125ml (4fl oz) of orange juice. Place the rind, half the juice and sugar in a pan and boil for 2-3 minutes. Stir the cornflour into the remaining juice and bring to the boil. Crush the cardamom pods, removing the husks and add to the pan, or use ground cardamom.

When ready, remove the ramekins from the oven and serve hot, cracking the top of each one and pouring over the sauce.

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  • Ingredients

  • butter, for greasing
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) Fairtrade dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) caster sugar
  • For the sauce

  • 1-2 large Fairtrade oranges
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 10 cardamom pods or a pinch of ground cardamom
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  • Energy 1775kj 424kcal 21%
  • Fat 24g 35%
  • Saturates 12g 61%
  • Sugars 40g 44%
  • Salt 0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 43.7g Protein 9.7g Fibre 3.4g


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