This is my souffle dish:
I have it had since 1998. I have never made a souffle. I registered for it. I have no earthly idea why. It wasn’t for the myriad of souffles I was planning on making. Perhaps the ridges? It has held all manner of food stuffs: chips, soup, pasta and rice. Never souffle.
This went with some vegetarian gumbo. I took a picture — maybe someday I’ll post the recipe.
I was excited to make a chocolate souffle. I even said so when it was my hosting week. I was finally going to rightfully employ said dish. Then souffle week fell on labor day. You may be thinking — hello, genius, we get the recipes weeks ahead of time. You would be right. I had every intention of making it the Sunday prior to labor day weekend. Then we made an unplanned detour to my very favorite ice cream store on Sunday afternoon. It seemed wrong to have both in one day and I wasn’t about to watch my family devour Murray’s in front of me.
So, here we are. It is labor day and we have just returned from a little trip up to Nebraska…where we went to the Husker game and the State Fair. Throw in a pizza buffet and you can see how nutritious and downright spartan the weekend was. Monday night? Not a great night for a giant chocolate souffle.
I apologize dear souffle dish but you are still relegated to pasta salad duty for the moment. Hello, ramekins!
I made a quarter of the recipe. It didn’t get as high as I would have hoped but there is every possibility that I over-folded. I don’t have any past experience to judge this by on any level. I thought it was good but I am glad I didn’t go for the whole recipe. It wouldn’t have been worth a second helping this evening.
Next week: apple turnovers. Did I mention that we stopped at Arbour Day Farm on the way home? If you didn’t know that Arbour Day was conceived in Nebraska, now you do! We have apples, baby! (and apple cider, and apple butter…)
The full recipe is at She’s Becoming Doughmesstic. Don’t look at her decorated cookies. You will never look at yours the same again.