Chocolate? Who said chocolate?
IT’S NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ DAY!
Welcome to the one of the hardest-to-bake chocolate desserts! We steered clear of making one at home for good reason. SPom had sent us a link to a WW recipe called “Easy Chocolate Soufflé” and it literally had directions such as “…beat the 4 egg whites and salt in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Increase the speed to medium-high. Add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating just until stiff peaks form. Fold one fourth of the whites into the chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the remaining whites just until no white streaks remain.”
So instead we looked up where we could get a chocolate soufflé around here. Well, Godiva had “chocolate soufflé truffles” which were just too much of a loose interpretation. And even the well-meaning and often-very-delicious Wuollet’s has a chocolate soufflé cake that doesn’t seem all that soufflé-y.
Eventually we landed on having dinner at Yard House. Having recently moved into St. Louis Park’s fabulous West End, the chain continues to grow like an superior-to-Applebee’s-shaped-weed. Hyphen-hyphen-hyphen.
Here it is, the mini chocolate soufflé!
Yard House, being the huge chain it is, is in the Weight Watchers tracker. That makes choosing from the menu slightly easier. Or, in the case of SP, turns you into an obsessive demon trying to get the best item for the most manageable points. This dessert came in at a pretty high point-value, counting as 40% of either SP‘s or AK‘s daily allowance. For this tiny thing. I mean, yeah, it was good. But you could literally have 6.25 pounds (100 ounces or 2.8kg) of tuna for the same “price” as this dessert.
Split it 4 ways and it’s ok.
Anyway, tomorrow is leap day! And apparently leap day means Surf and Turf. You can only get to enjoy this celebration once every 4 years, so make sure you get your beef and reef or your pier and steer!