Friday, February 9, 2018

This Souffle Doesn't Need to Be Ordered Ahead

That's because it doesn't take very long to make, but still tastes great! Chef Cynthia Graubart, from the cookbook One Armed Cook introduced Tonia's Kitchen to what she calls a "cheaters" recipe , but it does anything but cheat on the taste.  Cynthia told Tonia she heats heavy cream (it can be done in a microwave), then in a blender container,  add some semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a package of cream cheese, broken up, 5 eggs, vanilla and hit blend.  Then put it all in a soufflé dish and bake it all together.  Your guests won't know this soufflé came from a blender!

1 cup heavy cream
1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature, cut in 4 pieces
5 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Whipped cream or vanilla (bean) ice cream, optional.

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. Coat a 11/2-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray. 3. In a large glass measuring cup, microwave cream on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until boiling. 4. Pour boiling cream into a blender container. Add the chocolate chips and blend for 1 minute until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.. 5. With the blender running at lowest speed, add cream cheese (one piece at a time), eggs (one at a time), and vanilla, and continue blending for 15 seconds until well mixed. Pour batter into prepare soufflé dish. 6. Bake for 1 hour. Soufflé puffs delicately above the top of the dish. 7. With the back of a serving spoon, break an opening in the center of the hot soufflé and fill with whipped cream or vanilla (bean) ice cream, if desired.