'Souffles' on Serious Eats

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate soufflé has stood the test of time as the go-to for chocolate lovers everywhere. Light, airy, and served à la minute, this dramatic dessert rises up out of its ramekin in the oven and must be delivered promptly to the diner before it begins to shrink back into itself. It's gluten free and delightfully rich. While many soufflés are served with a sauce poured inside, this one stays moist enough on the inside that it's not entirely necessary. Creme anglaise makes a great optional garnish for pouring into a small hole made in the center. More

David Lebovitz's Super-Lemony Soufflés

Truth be told, I was a little nervous about this whole soufflé endeavor (visions of fallen soufflés haunted me). But as it turned out, these little lemony concoctions were a breeze, not more involved than making a stovetop custard and folding in whipped egg whites. And once they came out of the oven, perfectly puffy and lightly browned on top, I realized they might just be the ideal summer dessert. More

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