Dear SOS: I went to Shiro restaurant in South Pasadena, and the chocolate torte souffle was out of this world. Is there any chance chef-owner Hideo Yamashiro would share the recipe?
Dear Agnes: The recipe you requested has all the intensity of a flourless chocolate cake but with that light, airy texture you expect of a souffle. The restaurant serves it with a chocolate whipped cream. (Sprinkle in cocoa and sugar to taste while you’re whipping the cream.)