Iron Chef Moo takes on Blogathon 2007 to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pumpkin-Chocolate Souffles

Adapted from Ben Bakes A Cake!

6 eggs, separated
2 oz plus 1 oz sugar
2 oz all-purpose flour
1 oz dark cocoa
3/4 cup cream
3/4 cup pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
pinch of cream of tartar
melted butter and sugar to line ramekins
powdered sugar for decoration
6 or 7 ramekins

Pumpkin Base:
- warm cream and pumpkin in a saucepan
- in a medium bowl, whisk 2oz sugar into yolks. Whisk in flour and cocoa, then warmed liquid mixture
- return to saucepan. cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. do not boil
- remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
- cover with plastic wrap
- let cool to room temp or refrigerate for later and bring to room temp before using

The base looks kind of gross...but it tastes FANTASTIC! We're going to give it a quick chill in the freezer to bring it to room temp fast, and we'll get these lovelies to the oven in the next post!


Melissa said...

Ack! You're killin me, so hungry...need souffle...

Popping in to say hello and good luck with the Thon. Half way there, woo!

Laci said...

My stomach says I'm full, but my eyes see your blog and suddenly I'm hungry again.

You're magical Missy! :D

mdevnich said...

Woo! Pumpkin!