Chocolate Souffle

I officially joined Weight Watchers a week and a half ago, and I’m proud to say that my first weigh-in was last Friday and I lost .4 lbs.  Ok, it’s not much, but it’s a start!!  I have a great support network of fellow WW gals, including my mom, my cousin’s wife, and two friends.  My husband and I have been talking extensively about how he can support me, as he brought home a giant donut yesterday – well, two giant donuts, one for him and one for me (cuz he didn’t want me taking any of his).  It was sweet that he was thinking of me, but he wasn’t thinking of the fact that this WW thing is hard work.  Because as it’s already been clearly established, I love to eat.  I *did* eat a small portion of one donut, I must admit.

Yesterday I talked at length (well, texted at length) with my cousin’s wife about the difficulties of WW, eating less, tracking, etc.  She gave some amazing tips, and she has lost 40lbs since 2/15/13, so I definitely trust her judgment!  I have also talked at length with others in my support system.

That all being said, I decided to make this WW recipe of individual chocolate souffles.  My ramekins are fairly normal-sized, but when I started to pour the batter in, the batter would have covered a centimeter or less of each ramekin, which I must admit is a little ridiculous.  If you click on the link for the original recipe, it must be in a teeny-tiny ramekin, cuz it poofed up over the top of the ramekin, which I find highly unlikely.  So I just poured it all into one ramekin, and we shared it.  Sadly, it did “collapse” a little, because my husband opened the oven door before I could tell him, “Whatever you do, do NOT open the oven!”  =P

In any case, my husband loved it and we now have tons of cocoa powder and powdered sugar, so this might be re-appearing in my household in the future…

souffle

WW points: 6 total (3 per serving)

Chocolate Souffle

Ingredients:
-2 spray cooking spray
-1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-1tbsp flour
-3tbsp granulated sugar, divided
-3tbsp low fat chocolate milk
-1 large egg white
-1/2tsp powdered sugar

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat two 6oz ramekins with cooking spray (now that I see this, I have no idea how many ounces my ramekins are…).
-In a small saucepan, whisk together cocoa, flour and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar; set over medium heat. Add milk; cook until smooth, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool for about 5 minutes.
-Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg white until soft peaks start to form. Slowly add remaining tablespoon granulated sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Fold cooled chocolate mixture into egg whites, a little at a time, until no white streaks appear.
-Pour batter into prepared ramekins; bake until set and tops look slightly dry, about 14 to 16 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar; serve warm (we had to wait a few minutes to eat cuz it almost burned our tongues).

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