There are few desserts more indulgent than a perfectly cooked soufflé. Rich, creamy, and delicious, a perfect soufflé doesn’t just satisfy the taste buds but it also warms your heart. Eating a soufflé isn’t just about the food, it’s the experience. One of the greatest places to eat a soufflé is aboard the Disney Cruise Line. Aboard all four ships of the Disney Cruise Line, the Palo Chocolate Soufflé is recognized as a “must have” dessert at the adult-exclusive restaurant, Palo.
For those of us who aren’t currently aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship with access to Palo, the Disney Cruise Line has graciously shared their recipe for the Palo Chocolate Soufflé. Now, that decadent experience can be recreated at home! Along with the recipe, a video has been provided to share how to recreate this delicious dessert.
Palo Chocolate Soufflé – GEEK EATS Disney Cruise Line Recipe
A guest favorite, Palo’s signature Chocolate Soufflé is served with decadent Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Sauces. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)
3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the soufflé cups
6 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting the soufflé cups
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
2 ounces (2/3 cup) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 eggs, separated
Vanilla Sauce (recipe follows)
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
3 tablespoons sugar
2 small egg yolks
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Set a full kettle of water on to boil.
Butter six 4-ounce soufflé cups and coat with sugar; set aside.
Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cocoa to the butter and beat with a whisk to a smooth, paste-like consistency. Reduce heat and cook for 1 minute.
Slowly add the hot milk, whisking until smooth, then blend in melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes, then stir in egg yolks.
Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Slowly add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Stir a heaping spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate, then fold in the remaining whites just until combined.
Pour the batter into prepared soufflé cups. Place cups in a large baking dish and add enough boiling water to reach halfway the sides of the soufflé cups.
Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately, with warm vanilla sauce.
Bring cream and vanilla bean to a low boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Combine sugar and egg yolks.
Add 2 spoonfuls of boiling cream to egg mixture and stir well, then pour back into the remaining cream and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.