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Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier (France)

What is chocolate soufflé? Chocolate soufflé is a decadent and time-honored dessert in France. Chocolate soufflé is a lightly baked cake comprised of egg yolks, beaten egg whites, sugar, and a gooey chocolate interior. The dessert has a reputation for being notoriously difficult to execute, as the dish has to be served immediately to prevent the soufflé from dropping and becoming dense.

In France, the soufflé is often infused with Grand Marnier, an orange liqueur that accents the richness of the chocolate with a citrusy flavor.

Where to try chocolate soufflé: Le Soufflé, Paris, France

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