Bad Days and Chocolate Soufflés

Chocolate souffleEvery once in a while, a perfect shit storm plows into my day derailing my projects, knocking out my patience, and shutting down my ability to function. Today was one of those days. It was a day where I questioned everything and wondered why I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do. It was a day where chocolate was my version of smack.

On shit storm days the best thing for me to do is go home and bake. Chocolate soufflé sounded like a redemptive and restorative task. And for the record, I have NEVER made chocolate soufflé in my life. I don’t know why I was enamored by the idea today, but I just had to have it. I even listed “make chocolate soufflés” on my yearly bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish. Chocolate soufflé was going to turn my day around!

I used a modified version of Giada De Laurentiis’ Gianduja Soufflé recipe. I did not make the chocolate filling used in Giada’s recipe, instead opting for Ukrainian dark chocolate that I received as a gift. I also halved the recipe so I didn’t make too much.

How was it? Take a look. I’m still licking the ramekin. Chocolate really is a religious experience! Now, where’s the wine…Souffle Dessert