Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Souffle


Who doesn’t love chocolate souffle?  Maybe an amateur food photographer? Like me?? I knew I would have to be quick to get a picture of a puffy souffle before it collapsed.  The window of opportunity was small so I was ready.


Dishes in place.  Powdered sugar ready to sprinkle.  In fact, you can see real coffee in the cup if you look closely.

But I’m not that good.  I need time to take at least 50+ pictures so I have plenty to chose from.  I watched it fall before my very eyes as I desperately adjusted the light, the aperture, the props, etc.

So I gave up and  ate it.  YUM!  Miss chocolate breath didn’t care anymore whether she got a good picture or not.

Thanks, Susan, for choosing the classic chocolate souffle this week.  (Gave me a good excuse to buy some new corning ware. )  You can see the recipe at http://doughmesstic.blogspot.com/ .

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Lori Ann September 11, 2009 at 11:57 am

What a lovely setup you created for your Chocolate Souffle! The chocolate souffle looks beautiful! I love how I can see the different chocolate color variations and texture in your photo! If you’re an amateur photographer then what does that make me – something below amateur, even below novice since I have no idea what aperture is… =)


Jen @ MaplenCornbread September 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Wow yours is sooo beautiful! I love the dishes and your presentation! We really enjoyed this souffle too!


cozy kitchen by the sea September 9, 2009 at 10:37 pm

ooooooooo i love your post ! Love your white plates……….
great blog !!


Pam September 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Very nice blog you have and Congrats. on the foodie blogroll!


Spike September 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

love the place setting waiting for souffle! Glad you liked it


shaista September 9, 2009 at 11:31 am

I m lovin’ ur blog…nice shot of souffle and presentation is awesome..will be following u from now onwards..keep the good work going


Nina September 9, 2009 at 11:23 am

Your souffle turned out beautifully and your photographs are amazing!


Libby Murphy September 9, 2009 at 9:54 am

Oh does that ever look delicious. I’m learning a little about food photography with a book I’m writing and have become so aware of photos in cookbooks. There’s an art to it and you did a good job.
Happy Twirls


Margaret September 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

AND as I write this, Salad in a Jar is listed as most recent 5 blogs, so looks like you did go.


Margaret September 9, 2009 at 9:37 am

It looks beautiful. They fall so quickly that it is hard to photograph, but the taste – YUM!!!

BTW. I go to the food blogroll periodically, but not as often as i thought. But your blog comes up randomly and I have had people show up from there.


Amy September 9, 2009 at 9:07 am

Sometimes it’s best to just put down the camera and eat some souffle! Yours looks like it came out beautifully.


Renee September 9, 2009 at 6:49 am

Your blog is fantastic! Totally love it. It is so professional looking.
Your soufflé came out amazing! Looks like you got a lot of air and a lot of height into it.
The photos you took are really pretty and show it off well too.


mike September 9, 2009 at 3:46 am

I LOVE your table setting and colors… perfect for chocolate – it just POPS! And speaking of “falling”… I know how that goes – but at least yours looks “even”. 🙂 Very nicely done! I’m the same way, I love to take 20 pictures and choose…often there’s nothing falling or shrinking or bursting, so it’s not a problem. This was a little different – but your end result looks fantastic!


Kim September 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Your picture is gorgeous. Puffed up or fallen this souffle was delicious. These were so yummy. I actually burnt my mouth because I couldn’t even wait for it to cool off.


Susan September 8, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for the welcome comment. Looking forward to many more yummy recipes. 🙂


amanda September 8, 2009 at 9:08 am

Well believe me you did get a good shot! Beautiful 🙂 I love those dishes! I forgot the egg yolks in mine and was expecting the worst. But even yolkless it was good!


Jeff September 8, 2009 at 8:43 am

Looks very good to me – fallen or not! I am intrigued by your organizational skills!

Thanks for sharing!


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