Recipe: Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Soufflé

My first attempt at a souffé went pretty well so I thought I'd share the recipe with you. Gluten and wheat free it's very easy to make and perfect for lazy Sundays. 

Makes 6 average sized ramekin portions. You will need:
  • 30g butter.
  • 30g of rice flour.
  • 200ml Milk (I used full fat for a creamier texture).
  • 1 tablespoon of caster sugar.
  • 150g of dark chocolate with orange (I used lindt with orange peel) broken up into pieces.
  • 6 large eggs (6 egg whites, 4 yolks)

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan oven) and grease the ramekins with butter. Place the ramekins ready in a deep baking tray (as they will be baked using the bain marie method) 

2) Separate the egg yolks and whites (discarding 2 of the yolks) beat the 4 eggs yolks together and whisk the 6 egg whites together with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks.

3) Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat, then sift in the flour and gradually beat in the milk, bring to the boil stirring all the time. You should end up with a nice smooth thick sauce.

4) Add a tablespoon of caster sugar then the broken up chocolate pieces. Take the pan off the heat and make sure all the chocolate has melted.

5) Mix in the 4 egg yolks.

6) Stir in 1 spoonful of the egg whites then fold in the rest. It's important to fold the egg whites with a metal spoon and not to over fold as you will lose the air.

7) Divide the mixture up into the 6 prepared ramekins in the tray. Fill the tray with hot (not boiling) water up to about 3/4 of the up the ramekins.

8) Place the tray in the oven for 30 minutes, serve straight away with a dusting of icing sugar and cream and enjoy!

Thanks for reading. I adapted this recipe from "The Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Free cookbook" by Antoinette Savil.