Gorgeous strawberry souffles by guest blogger Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. A light, low fat, high protein dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Butterto grease ramekins
2teaspoonsfresh lemon juice
11tablespoonssugardivided, plus more to dust ramekins
Butter six 8-ounce ramekins and dust with sugar. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400º. Set ramekins on baking sheet.
Coarsely puree half the berries with 6 tablespoons of sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Pour into small sauce pan and cook on medium till puree boils and thickens. Cool completely.
Slice remaining berries and add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of Grand Marnier. Mix and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar if needed. Set aside.
Beat egg whites till foamy. Slowly add in remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and whip till stiff peaks form. Slowly fold puree into egg whites, one third at a time. Divide between the six ramekins and smooth tops with offset spatula. Run finger around perimeter of each soufflé to make a slight indentation in soufflé. Slide tray of ramekins into oven and bake 14-17 minutes or till soufflés are puffed and golden.
Serve immediately with sliced berries.
Here are a few hints to make your soufflés perfect:Use a straight sided, oven safe dish. It doesn’t need to be a “soufflé” dish…just be mindful of the shape of your container.Butter the dish, then dust with sugar. This will help with a bigger rise.Run your finger around the edge of the soufflé before baking…this little trench in the batter will also help create a higher result.Make sure your mixing bowl is free from any oil or grease. Your egg whites will not whip properly if exposed to oils.Don’t overbeat your egg whites…you want stiff peaks, but they should not be dry.Don’t over fold your puree into the egg whites as you will deflate your batter.Supposedly, you can actually freeze unbaked soufflés for a month. Wrap them well, defrost for 30 minutes at room temperature, and double the baking time. I have not tried this method yet.