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Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle


Souffles can seem pretty intimidating and despite the fact that I had successfully made a savoury asparagus and gruyere souffle a while ago, I still had not tried sweet dessert souffle. I was looking for a nice and light strawberry dessert and a strawberry souffle seemed to fit the bill perfectly. After looking at several recipes I came to the conclusion that the base recipe for a strawberry souffle is simply pureed strawberries, egg whites and possibly some sugar to sweeten it up a bit. From there you can add other things citrus zest, liqueurs, etc. I decided to keep mine pretty simple and just went with some vanilla extract. The strawberry souffle was even easier to make than the asparagus one was which is to say that it was dead simple. You simple beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks, fold in the strawberry puree and bake. The biggest problem that I had was trying to photograph them before they deflated. The strawberry souffles were amazing light and fluffy and full of the strawberry flavour. I was quite pleased with the shade of red that I got the insides were even darker. What a really nice light way to enjoy strawberries!

Strawberry Souffle

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup pureed strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
3 egg whites (room temperature)

Directions:
1. Mix the strawberry puree, sugar and vanilla extract.
2. Beat the egg whites until you get soft peaks.
3. Gently fold the strawberry puree into the egg whites.
4. Pour the mixture into 4 greased ramekins.
5. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until puffed and golden brown on top, about 12 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Asparagus Souffle
Molten Chocolate Cake

Use the leftover egg yolks in:
Guinness Chocolate Pudding
Hollandaise Sauce
Avgolemono Sauce
Azuki (Red Bean) Ice Cream
Black Sesame Ice Cream

70 comments:

Gloria said...

aahh Kevin you make all beauty and yummy!! really!! waht's nice souffle, I never have made a strawberries souffles but Im sure is yummy and look nice, so nice, I love cheese souffle too!

zinke said...

that looks great!!!

does the egg/strawberry combo taste good?

The DeL Sisters said...

Wonderful! Looks so springy and light!

Hannah

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Made even prettier in the red ramekins! I've heard a souffle's rise is dependent on vertical brush strokes when buttering the ramekins. That kind of technicality is a touch scary!

yellowwood said...

These look beautiful! I think I'm going to try this with other fruits, like maybe blueberries or raspberries.

JodieMo said...

umm..Wow! Souffle is something I have always been a little intimidated to try. I think it is some sort of stigma that comes with the word "souffle", but these look delicious and you make it sound so easy. I'll have to give it a shot!

haleysuzanne said...

Sounds easy and delicious. I've never made souffle before, but you inspire me! Very nice.

daphne said...

and of course the colours look amazing!

Katrina said...

Cool. I've never seen or heard of a strawberry souffle before. They look great!

Morta Di Fame said...

I was seriously looking for the food coloring in your recipe. None. Gorgeous. I will try with the next Farmer's Market Strawberries I buy. Beautiful! I am linking to your blog from mine because I love it!

Peter Martin said...

You learn something new everyday. I've been a chef for 15+ years and have never seen a Strawberry Souffle before. They look excellent.

Kerstin said...

Great job, it looks perfect! Strawberry souffle sounds so lovely.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I must go buy some ramekins!

Marjie said...

Strawberry season opened here yesterday, and we're going picking tomorrow! This looks like a great way to start the season, and your ramekins are so pretty!

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a beautiful dessert! This would be perfect for any dinner party.

Manggy said...

Gorgeous souffles! You can check out Allen's raspberry souffles on eatingoutloud.com for a few more tips on how to get them to rise well :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

These are kinda cute. They would look super in the dinner table..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delightful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Caro said...

Yummm! Every time I look at your blog I find I'm craving something that has never entered my head before!!! Lovely!

Amanda said...

They came out beautiful Kevin! I've never made a souffle myself, you make it sound pretty easy though :)

Cinnamonda said...

The souffles look lovely! Thanks for posting the recipe. I 'll definitely try this.

Greetings,
Tiina

Joanne said...

I had souffle for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it! Making my own still seems too daunting. I really like the idea of a strawberry one with some vanilla ice cream on the side.

BMK said...

What a great way to take advantage of the gorgeous strawberries currently in season. Looks like its low in calories too.

lisaiscooking said...

So pretty and pink! Those look great.

meeso said...

That looks great, perfect and delicious!

Sippity Sup said...

This is beautiful. Your food is always so pretty! GREG

fizzytoast said...

What a great idea. They look absolutely delicious and I bet they just melt in your mouth.

The Cooking Photographer said...

I bow before the almighty Kevin who can make strawberry souffle AND take a picture of them before they deflate. :)

Laura

Marta said...

You know, I never met a souffle I didn't like!
This looks so great Kevin, perfect for entertaining and very cute for children, because of the colour!
Thanks for this awesome recipe!

delightfullysweet said...

Looks amazing...just like all of your other food =)

Anonymous said...

I'm doing a "pink lunch" next week and now I have the dessert for it. This looks just lovely.

Justine said...

looks like a great summer treat

Diana Evans said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! looks fab but next time Kevin...I expect the napkins to be ironed...lol...just kidding!!!!

Leela said...

Ha. Another strawberry dish bookmarked. Thanks, Kevin. These souffles look amazing.

Tricia said...

What a pretty-looking dessert!

mirtilla said...

Devono essere buonissimi...
Proverò anch'io a farli.
Good sunday.

Jan said...

Wow - love the look of that - Strawberry souffle, what a great idea!

Muneeba said...

Kevin, trust you to come up with a gorgeous new way to use up strawberries! If I wasn't so petrified of souffles (yes I know, I need to get over that), I'd be running to my kitchen with this recipe right now!

kitchenetta said...

Mmmm. They look luscious! Must try!

ttfn300 said...

ooh, i need to try this!! lovely :)

Cara said...

I love how guilt-free this is. Can't wait to try it!

oneshotbeyond said...

You sure have conquered your fear of souffle's! I think these look perfect. I haven't attempted them either, but am considering trying since you make them sound doable.

mycookinghut said...

Yummm.. I have not tried sweet souffle like this!

Marie said...

That looks very light and delicious Kevin! Excellent!

Sam said...

Wow, they look good! I'm amazed they're so easy to make, I'll have to try this.

Sophie said...

What beautiful summer strawberry soufflés! Amazing & so lovely presented too!

Yum Yum Yum!

pigpigscorner said...

A summery souffle! Looks gorgeous!

Pam said...

How pretty. I've never made a souffle but this looks so good I have to try it. Nicely done Kevin.

Sara said...

I love the color of this souffle! I bet it tastes amazing too.

jillian said...

I have actually never made a souffle and this looks like the perfect one to try.

Erika said...

gorgeous!

nick said...

This sounds SUPER easy.

Love the fire red ramekins too, btw.

diva said...

these are pretty!!!

Bridgett said...

I would love to give this recipe a try. Anything strawberry is a hit in my book!

Psychgrad said...

This looks like a delicious dessert - I love how few ingredients it is. Plus, I want to go strawberry picking this weekend.

Deborah said...

I've never made a souffle, but this looks delicious!

gaga said...

Wow, anyone who even attempts a souffle is amazing in my book, and yours turned out great! Beautiful!

Jamie said...

Oh, I am the same; I love savory souffle's but have yet to make a sweet one. Those strawberry soufflés are too cute and sound delicious!

Lori said...

THis is beautiful. What a treat! I need, no, I NEED to make this

Jenn said...

Wow...I'm amazed. I've been wanting to try a souffle for along time, but I've always been intimidated by the whole baking of it. This looks awesome!

easygreens said...

Wow this looks terrific! I just started a blog for quick n' easy vegetarian and vegan cooking, with the goal of getting people to eat more veggies. Let me know if you have any recipes you'd like to contribute! I'll of course put a link back to your blog, or could just link directly.

kamailesfood said...

Your souffle looks great! Light, airy and I love the bright pink color.

Peter M said...

You've got some great elevation on those souffle's...good stuff!

Taste Buddies said...

gorgeous! Nice work Kevin....souffles are one of the hardest things to make.

~RED~ said...

THis is just beautiful Kevin, i have yet to have a sucessful souffle

Katie said...

hi - I'm loving this idea. How big are your ramekins? thanks

Kevin said...

Katie: My ramekins are 3.5 inches across and 2 inches deep on the inside.

Thinking thin hungry girl said...

That looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

This did not turn out well...lol

kabamaiga said...

I've just made it. It was mu first souffle and it was marvelous. Thanks

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