|Chestnut Soufflé with Lavender-Chocolate Sauce
Serves 8–10 / A touch of lavender in the rich chocolate sauce lends a pleasant subtlety to this ethereal soufflé. Culinary lavender can be found in many natural foods stores, often in the herb or bulk section, and is a natural stress-reliever. Look for bottled sweetened chestnut purée in well-stocked grocery stores.
1. To make the sauce, combine honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in lavender (or tea). Let sit for 30 minutes. Strain and discard lavender. In a food processor, grind bittersweet and unsweetened chocolates together. Add canola oil through the feed tube with the machine still running, then slowly pour in warm honey mixture. Add vanilla extract and process another 15 seconds. Set sauce aside until serving time.
PER SERVING (with 2 tablespoons sauce): 248 cal, 30% fat cal, 8g fat, 3g sat fat, 0mg chol, 5g protein, 38g carb, 1g fiber, 133mg sodium