Souffle à la Supermarkt

The lack of opportunities to visit restaurants has somehow changed our grocery shopping habits. We find ourselves more willing to try out the supposed gourmet items in the supermarket to spice up the mealtimes at home a little. So last week, the Gü chocolate souffles found their way into our trolley. R. was intrigued by the weight of the package and realised the souffles come in glass containers. We just have to try them.

The outstanding package in the chilled section of the supermarket, alongside the other puddings and cream desserts.

Recyclable glass containers

The souffles should be warmed up to room temperature prior to baking.

Verdict:  ❤❤❤❤❤

The preparation method couldn’t be easier: just pop them into a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, depending on oven type. Here comes the tricky part though. You have to have baked, seen or eaten one before to know when it’s done. Otherwise, that’s a couple of euros down the drain. The real cost however is the collapse of excitement, à la lousy souffle. I, for one, overbaked ours, i.e., the souffle became more of a very light sponge cake rather than an encrusted moist pudding-like dessert. Despite the difference in texture, it lived to our expectation of a gourmet dessert. Good quality chocolate has indeed been used in its creation. In the words of the meister taster in our home, “can repeat”.

These chilled ready-to-bake souffles will go on my list of instant desserts to buy off the shelf, should I have expended all my energy on the other courses of dinner for a party. At 2,99€ for two, it’s an excellent option for small dinner parties or grander festivities, considering the amount of effort needed to whip up a real souffle and the risk involved in baking one who wouldn’t rise.

I already know what else I’m bringing home to try next week! Stay tuned for the next report.

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