Chocolate Almond Soufflés with Amaretto Glaze
These Chocolate Almond Soufflés with Amaretto Glaze are quite the impressive dessert. The intensity of the dark chocolate and sweet almond flavor combine to create a deliciously rich dessert.
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“My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'” – Forrest Gump.
Forrest’s mama couldn’t be more right. Life is like box of chocolates. It’s unpredictable, fickle, and full of undesirable responsibilities. So, yes, life is a lot like a box of chocolates.
I may not have complete control over every aspect of my life, but I refuse to guessing games where my dessert is concerned. It’s not fun thinking you’re going to get a creamy salted caramel center and end up biting into a mush of unquestionable green goop. Not cool, chocolate, not cool.
I have nothing agains surprises. A surprise birthday party–you shouldn’t have, but I love it. Surprise, you won the lottery! Peace out, peeps, I’m moving to Bermuda. I do not like surprise-inside chocolates, because when push comes to shove, the chances of choosing something yummy are slim to none.
I like to know, for a fact, without a doubt, what it is I’m eating. Jennie doesn’t like food surprises. Got it?
You know what’s in this Chocolate Almond Souffle with Amaretto Glaze? Chocolate, almond extract, and amaretto liqueur. Imagine that.
These delicately puffed chocolate soufflés are spiked with amaretto liqueur and Nielsen Massey Pure Almond Extract. The combination of almond extract and amaretto liqueur give the soufflés a burst of sweet almond flavor that pairs perfectly with the intensely rich dark chocolate.
Surprisingly, souffles are extremely easy to make. The only technique required to make a successful souffle is folding. As long as you fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture, you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeously puffed dessert that looks impressive.
Since they don’t require the addition of flour, they’re the perfect gluten-free dessert.
Each soufflé is topped with a sweet and creamy amaretto vanilla bean glaze.
Chocolate Almond Souffle
This delicately puffed chocolate dessert is infused with almond and drizzled with an amaretto glaze.
- 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for dusting
- 1/3 cup whole milk, at room-temperature
- 4 large eggs, separated and at room-temperature
- 2 large egg whites, at room-temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (such as Nielsen Massey)
- 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
- Butter for greasing
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (such as Neilsen Massey)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter three 2-cup souffle molds with a thick coating of unsalted butter. Sprinkle each mold with a tablespoon of granulated sugar and tap out the excess.
- Add the chocolate and sugar to a heatproof bowl that has been placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Heat, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted (the mixture will be grainy even after the chocolate is melted). Take the bowl off the heat and whisk in the milk until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the egg yolks one at a time, and then whisk in the almond extract and amaretto liqueur.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until they hold firm peaks. Stir a quarter of the whites into the chocolate. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the remaining egg whites until just combined.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared souffle molds, filling each mold 3/4 of the way full. Place the molds on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the souffle is puffed and a thin knife or thin kabob stick (my preferred method) inserted at an angle into the center comes out mostly clean.
- Drizzle each souffle with a generous spoonful of the glaze. Serve immediately.