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Souffles? Let me Count the Ways!

A Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle is highlighted on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in the Post-Dispatch photo studio. Photo by J.B. Forbes, [email protected]

1 tablespoon butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more for buttering ramekins

¼ cup granulated sugar, plus more for sugaring ramekins

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, up to 70% cacao, chopped

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon instant espresso powder dissolved in ½ teaspoon water, optional

3 large eggs, separated, plus 1 additional egg white

Powdered sugar, for dusting

Vanilla custard sauce (recipe follows) or softly whipped cream, optional

Note: You will need