Chocolate and coconut soufflé recipe

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  • Low-fat
serves: 6
Cost: not
Cooking: 35 min
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  • This rich and indulgent pud is given an exotic touch with the coconut milk. But if you can use skimmed milk if you prefer


    • Softened butter and cocoa powder, to coat
    • 150ml (¼ pint) reduced-fat coconut milk
    • 50g (2oz) dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
    • 1tbsp cocoa powder
    • 1tbsp cornflour
    • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 5 egg whites
    • Icing sugar, for dusting


    • Heat oven to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6) and put a baking sheet in to warm. Grease six 250ml soufflé dishes with the butter and coat with cocoa powder. Chill in the freezer.

    • Heat the coconut milk in a pan with the chocolate, cocoa powder and cornflour. Bring to the boil, whisking until it starts to come away from the sides of the pan. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in half the sugar. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then whisk in the egg yolks.

    • Whisk the egg whites until they hold their shape. Add the remaining sugar and whisk until stiff and shiny. Loosen the chocolate mix with a third of the egg whites, then fold in the remainder.

    • Divide the soufflé mix between the dishes so they’re only two-thirds full. Transfer the dishes to the heated baking sheet and cook for 12-15 mins. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar.

    Top tip for making Chocolate and coconut soufflé

    Don't let the thought of baking a soufflé scare you - the secret lies in not opening the oven door.

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