I adore my husband for many reasons; one being that he has delightful, interesting, food and wine loving friends – many who are chefs (lucky me). Recently we were at his Welsh buddy and awesome chef’s house for dinner. He always makes the meals look effortless. They are full of flavor, texture, and balance. He uses incredibly high quality ingredients and keeps things simple.
He’s been on a healthy, fitness lifestyle for the last couple years and has reflected this in his menus…sometimes that means “no dessert”. He had none planned for the delectable and light dinner we had this night…however, as we finished our meal, there was a little red wine left that needed something to go with it…chocolate came to mind and chef does a mean chocolate souffle…so in 30 minutes he whipped together this spectacular individual chocolate souffle. He has mastered a technique using sugar and butter to prep the ramekin which lets it drop freely and enticingly onto a plate. The recipe is an old one from Gourmet’s Best Desserts Cookbook. He effortlessly performed in front of us – whipping up this elegant dessert…the difficult part was waiting the 15 minutes for them to bake, but wow, was it worth it.
What a satisfying way to end the meal…I enjoyed it with a nice cup of hot tea…being from Great Britain, excellent tea is always on
What an exceptional and memorable way to end a meal…and with a baking demonstration to boot.
Teatime can be anytime…particularly when chocolate is around.