Soufflé di Avocado con Gusto di Cioccolato e Menta
Chocolate and Mint Flavored Avocado Soufflé
my friends- get your ovens turned on and warming up, start boiling a
little water, grab yourselves and avocado pear, an egg, some bitter
cocoa powder and some mint flavored syrup and let's make ourselves a wonderful little dessert!
Oh, I know- soufflé's are so daunting and difficult you say- but
no, say I! I tried this out- it was purely intuition, but my intuition
usually serves me pretty well in the kitchen- and I am sure that the
photo's speak for themselves and show how light and fluffy this turned
out. And no- it did not simply collapse, but was nice and rich and firm
on the outside, whilst being creamy and silky smooth on the inside...
mmm! And this is how I did it!
your avocado in two, remove the stone, scoop out the soft, tender
fruit, chop it up a little and sprinkle with a hint of lime juice. Ok-
now you have your avocado prepared and safe from going off color. Next,
separate an egg- put the egg white into one bowl and add the yolk to the
avocado in another one. Sweeten each bowl with a half teaspoon of
stevia. Add 2 tablespoons of vanilla custard powder to the yolk along
with 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 2 tablespoons of mint syrup. I
used the kind of mint syrup that you can use in cocktails- but if you
are making this for adults, you could also use Creme de Menthe. That's
really all of the prep work done- now it's time to have some fun and put
this all together!
First of all, whisk the egg white, adding a pinch of salt, until
it is firm and fluffy. Next, whisk the avocado and egg yolk until it
becomes creamy and smooth and incorporates the custard, baking powder
and mint syrup.
take the ramekin you are going to use and set a metal ring into the
middle and fill with the green mix. Fill the space around the outside of
the ring with the chocolate mix and swirl it around evenly. Now remove
the middle ring and ta-da! You have 2 flavors in one! Pretty cool and
So- now it is time to pour the water that you
boiled into a shallow try and to lay a piece of kitchen town down in it.
Place your ramekin on top and pop it into your hot oven for 15-20
minutes. The paper towel stops the ramekin from rattling around whilst
the water below boils- and the steam that the water produces, helps the
soufflé to rise- as of course does the egg white and the baking powder!
you might add a little flour to give added stability, so that the
souffle does not fall- but in this case, we have a.) the avocado itself
which has a thick and creamy consistency and b.) the powdered custard
mix and the baking powder.
And there you go- 20 minutes later you have this firm on the outside
but so fluffy and creamy on the inside delight! I was thrilled with the
result and hope that you will be too!