I couldn't help but smile at the name of the hand mixer showcased in this Valentine's recipe from Russell Hobbs - Desire ! How's that for the perfect Valentine's gift? Personally speaking, I love getting kitchen gadgets as gifts but be warned - you might get your Valentine's dinner in the dog if your other half takes offence and thinks that it isn't a real present !
Hot chocolate soufflé
50g plain flour
4 eggs, separated
1½ tbsp cocoa powder
50g caster sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C
2. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cocoa, and blend over a low heat. Add the milk and mix well using the Desire Hand Whisk until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool, then add the egg yolks and beat in.
3. Put the egg whites in the bowl, mix on speed 6 for a few seconds, then add the sugar and continue to whisk until soft peaks form. Fold in the sauce.
4. Pour the mixture into a greased 1.2 litre dish. Stand the dish in a roasting tin filled half full with boiling water, put into the oven, and bake for 40- 45 minutes, until well risen.
Thanks to Russell Hobbs for the recipe.
Desire Hand Mixer
Available from Amazon, Tesco and www.uk.russellhobbs.com
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