Shared Fault Souffle

This week’s recipe comes from a mother who was inspired by the story of a personal injury lawyer in Richmond, who helped a family recover compensation after an auto wreck. The mother shares her own daughter’s story of recovery below.

When my daughter was involved in a car accident, I was absolutely terrified. She was going to school in Richmond and we’re from Connecticut, so it was really hard being that far away from my daughter. When I got a call from the paramedic that my daughter had been involved in a car accident, I was very concerned.

I hopped on the next flight to Richmond and when I got to the hospital, my daughter was still in a medically induced coma. I was informed by the hospital staff that there was another involved driver, and that this driver was likely drunk when he struck my daughter. After several tests were done and my daughter awoke, we discovered that she also had a grand mal seizure when she was struck by the drunk driver. 

The court found that my daughter was partially at fault due to her having undiagnosed epilepsy, but because the driver of the vehicle that hit her was drunk, she was still successful with her civil lawsuit against him. 

I developed this recipe after hearing of a Richmond attorney who was known to help injury victims who may be partially at fault, and that is how my shared fault souffle recipe was born. 


Shared Fault Souffle



1 Egg Yolk

1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour

4 Tbsp Milk

Cream of Tartar

2 Tbsp White Sugar

1 Tbsp Divided White Sugar

2 Egg Whites

2 Ounces Dark Chocolate

1 Tbsp Butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Gently brush the inside of your ramekins with a small amount of melted butter.
  3. Cover the inside of the ramekins with white sugar until coated and then turn over to remove excess white sugar.
  4. Begin to melt the chocolate over a pot of hot, but not boiling, water.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix melted butter and flour until thick. Put over low heat and whisk in cold milk. Continue to stir until smooth. 
  6. Combine this mixture with the melted chocolate and add a pinch of salt and the egg yolks. Keep over heat.
  7. In another mixing bowl, combine egg white and cream of tartar. Mix until thick.
  8. Add small amounts of sugar and continue mixing until mixture is the consistency of shaving cream.
  9. Mix half of the egg white mixture in with the chocolate mixture, slowly adding the remaining egg white mixture to the chocolate in folds. 
  10. Fill the ramekins with the combined mixture and bake for approximately 15 minutes.