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Mocha souffle with rum and Omanhene chocolate

Omanhene Mocha Souffles With Rum

I love to serve souffles for dessert.  Not only are the flavors in this recipe especially intense — rum, coffee and cocoa — but the presentation is always greeted with smiles from my guests.  I think souffles have the reputation of being very difficult to execute; this recipe makes it easy.

Omanhene Mocha Souffles With Rum
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 32 mins
Serves: 6
Intense flavors — rum, cocoa and coffee — are the 21st century hallmarks of this traditional French dessert. Few desserts are as impressive as a souffle and this recipe is surprisingly easy to make.
  • 2 tsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Omanhene Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp strong black coffee
  • 2 tsp dark rum
  • 6 egg whites
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place baking sheet in oven to heat.
  3. Grease six 8 oz souffle dishes with melted butter.
  4. In a small bow, mix 1 tsp of the Omanhene Natural Cocoa Powder with 1 tsp of sugar. Tip this mixture into each of the souffle dishes in turn, rotating each dish so the inside is evenly coated.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the remaining cocoa powder with the coffee and rum.
  6. In a clean, grease-free bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form peaks. Add the remaining sugar and whisk.
  7. Stir a spoonful of the egg white mixture into the cocoa, coffee and rum mixture. Then fold in the remaining egg whites.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the prepared souffle dishes, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  9. Place souffle dishes on the hot baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until well risen.
  10. Dust with icing sugar.
  11. Serve immediately.


Hot chocolate recipe with chilies and vanilla bean

Omanhene “Cleopatra” Hot Chocolate

A luxurious rich hot chocolate, with notes of chili pepper and real vanilla bean.

Omanhene “Cleopatra” Hot Chocolate
Recipe Type: Drinking Chocolate
Author: Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4
A luxurious, rich hot chocolate with a touch of chili pepper and real vanilla bean. Perfect for a romantic evening.
  • 1 vanilla bean (split lengthwise)
  • 8 oz Omanhene 80% Baking Chocolate
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Pour the milk in a saucepan.
  2. Add the split vanilla bean to the saucepan and bring milk to a boil for 5 minutes, then remove the vanilla bean. Remove milk from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the chocolate into 1/4 inch pieces. Place the chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl and place bowl over a saucepan half full of simmering water. Using a rubber spatula, stir the chocolate constantly until melted.
  4. Immediately pour the melted chocolate into the milk and vanilla mixture and whisk until well combined.
  5. Cut the chili pepper in half, remove seeds and rinse pepper well.
  6. Chop the chili pepper into extremely fine pieces and add it to the hot chocolate.
  7. Add honey and salt, stirring until well combined and smooth.
  8. Pour into mugs and serve hot.