Rich Chocolate Soufflé

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3tablespoonunsalted butter
3tablespoonall-purpose flour
1 1⁄2cupmilk
1poundbittersweet chocolate (broken into small pieces)
3⁄4cupvery strong brewed coffee
1teaspoonvanilla extract
5 egg yolks
7 egg whites (room temperature)
1pinchcream of tartar
  whipped cream (for garnish)


Melt the butter in a heavy small saucepan over low heat until foamy. Whisk in the flour and cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.

Add the chocolate and heat, stirring constantly, over low heat until the chocolate melts.

Stir in the coffee remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.

Heat the oven to 375°F. Butter 2 quart soufflé dish and coat with sugar.

Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until the peaks are stiff and glossy. Gently fold the egg whites into the soufflé base. Pour the batter into the prepared dish.

Bake for 40 minutes. Serve immediately with whipped cream.

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