Friday, May 18, 2012

Goat Cheese Souffle with Cocoa Nibs

Photo: Recchiuti
Today is National Cheese Souffle Day. Definitely a holiday I can get behind.  

Michael Recchiuti, one of my favorite San Francisco chocolatiers, has a wonderful and fairly easy Goat Cheese Souffle recipe in his James Beard nominated cookbook Chocolate Obsession. This recipe also appears in the recipe section of the Recchiuti website. I've mentioned before that many chocolatiers and other food purveyors share recipes on their sites. Always a good source. His fabulous chocolate--truffles, whoppie cakes, bars, etc, are available online or in the Recchiuti store in the San Francisco Ferry Building. Other chocolate shops also sell Recchiui chocolates.

This Goat Cheese Souffle is savory. The chocolate addition is in the form of cocoa nibs used to line the ramekins. If you're interested in a sweet Chocolate Goat Souffle, check out Kathi Gori's recipe at The Colors of India.

Michael Recchiuti from Chocolate Obsession

Makes 6 Souffles (in ramekins)

1/2 tablespoon Unsalted butter (reserved for ramekins)
1/2 cup Cocoa nibs 
3/4 tablespoon Unsalted butter (reserved for roux)
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon All purpose flour
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons Whole milk
3 ounces Goat cheese (Chevre)
2 tablespoons Egg yolk
3/4 cup Egg whites
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
2 tablespoons Lemon juice

You can't go wrong with this Chocolate Goat Cheese Souffle. For Directions to make this, go here.


Anonymous said...

Mmm...the cocoa sounds great paired with the goat cheese!

Kate said...

I am a total goat cheese addict so this sounds amazing!! Great post

Janet Rudolph said...

Kate, goat cheese and chocolate..go so well together-the salt and the sweet