|I only wish it tasted as good as it looks!|
|Penzeys Cinnamon Sugar & Scharffen Berger Chocolate|
Appearances can be deceiving…this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Cinnamon Chocolate Souffles. I love cinnamon and chocolate, so I was really looking forward to trying these. I used high quality ingredients and they turned out beautifully.
BUT, the look on John’s face when he took a bite told me something was wrong. I asked him what is was but he couldn’t really describe it, so I took a bite. It was bitter and salty, as if I’d left the sugar out of the recipe. I’d love to say we enjoyed this, but we didn’t. I think it would have been wonderful if it had been made with milk chocolate instead of dark, but I don’t think I’ll give it another try any time soon.
I read and re-read the recipe and I followed it perfectly. After making over 100 Baked recipes successfully, this was a surprising disappointment.
Mary Hirsch says
Whoops. You don’t have many misses and you definitely don’t have many misses with Baked Sunday Mornings. You’re allowed. It happens. Thanks for being honest.
Christina Conte says
I love that you posted this anyway, Susan! Just goes to show that your other reviews of recipes are trustworthy. That’s a shame, as it’s so disappointing to go to all the trouble to make something like a soufflé and not have it come out well. Maybe there was a typo in the recipe that caused the problem, you never know, but like you said, with all the other recipes you’ve made, this is a drop in the bucket! π CC
Interesting.. that it didn’t taste good, because it looks really great π
Robyn MacDonald says
I didn’t like these either, but I’ve never made or eaten a souffle before, so I thought it was just because of that. But maybe the recipe was off? I kept wishing I was eating a brownie π
I had the same experience, Susan. I guess they all can’t be winners!
Sorry these didn’t turn out great for you, Susan. π Not my favorite recipe either, but they were fine. I think there was too much cinnamon in the recipe (making them a little bitter), and the baking time was way off. Mine took about 15 minutes to cook through, and it looks like most of us had the same experience. A valiant effort anyway– Better luck with our next recipe!
So glad I wasn’t alone in being disappointed with the way these turned out. Bummer!
But they look so good!! That’s a shame. So maybe it was a good thing I was sick this week and couldn’t make this recipe. hmm.
Virginia Taylors says
Oh…sad day. But thank you for helping me make shorten my baking list by one recipe!
I like the idea of milk chocolate, they might not be as bitter. Yours look great by the way – no cracks like most of us. I’m sure the fact that I’m not a chocolate person had something to do with it too. Ha. On to the next! π
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Your soufflés look perfect, so disappointing that the flavor was lacking!