Quick and dirty: Chocolate orange soufflé

It was our anniversary and given that we were going away for the weekend, I decided to have a special 3-course meal on Friday night. I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a slow cook and my partner usually patiently waits till 8pm for dinner to be served. Given this was a 3-course experiment and I still wanted to keep it within a reasonable time, I chose some easy recipes. The “feast” consisted of field mushrooms tossed in sage butter with garlic bread, vegetable and feta puff pastry and choc-orange soufflé.

The mushrooms were easy and took the better part of  10 minutes. The puff pastry, I’d prepared that morning, so all I had to do was bung it in the oven. The souffle was something I’d never made before and was a bit nervous about. So I set off on a hunt for easy soufflé recipes. Why choc-orange ? I’d promised, months ago, that they’d be a choc-orange cake for our anniversary but clearly hadn’t gotten organised enough to make it. So this was a quick and dirty replacement. The outcome was pretty good for a first attempt. I don’t have many pictures because I was rushed remember ?

This recipe was inspired by  http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art7035.asp and uses ingredients available at local corner store. By the way, we did have dinner before 8pm and enjoyed it immensely. Do try this recipe and tell me what you think…

My first souffle : Chocolate-orange or jaffa

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