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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Spinach Soufflé


A perfect brunch for you and your better half. Home made soufflé is something i have been wanting to taste for a pretty long time. I have always thought its complicated to make one, until i checked out raspberry eggplant. I substituted olive oil for butter, other than that i just followed the recipe. It came out soft and fluffy after baking and we both savored every bite of it.
Soufflé is a light, puffed up, baked cake like texture which can be made sweet and savory. It involves beaten egg whites to give the fluffiness. Soufflé generally falls after 5 or 10 mins, when removed from oven after baking. (My final picture looks a bit sunken.) And here goes the recipe,
Ingredients:

1/4 cup Spinach (frozen and thawed)
1/4 cup Green bell pepper (diced & roasted)
2 Eggs (separated)
1/2 cup Milk
2/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese
2tsp Olive oil + more for greasing 
2tbsp APF + more for dusting 
Black Pepper (freshly ground)
Salt

Also required:

Soufflé dish or Ramekins
How to:
  • Grease the soufflé dish or ramekins with olive oil and dust it with flour to evenly coat all the surface.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan, add the flour and whisk for few seconds, pour milk and whisk continuously until it thickens.
  • Switch off or remove from heat and add the egg yolks and whisk constantly and let cool. (Careful not to scramble the yolks.)
  • Beat the egg whites with a handheld mixer until it holds soft peaks.
  • Add the spinach and roasted bell pepper to the yolk mixture along with the cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Now add half of the egg whites and gently fold into the mixture, followed by the remaining egg whites and incorporate'em completely.
  • Then pour the final mixture into the greased and floured dishes and bake for 25-28 mins or until the top is golden brown. 
  • Switch on the oven light to watch the soufflé rise and never open the oven door while baking, as the risen soufflé may fall.
Serve hot from the oven.





20 comments:

  1. i have to try making this soon...thanx for the recipe!...looks yum!

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  2. this looks delicious! how i wish, i could grab a piece :)

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  3. looks wonderful.. just want to have it
    ;)

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  4. Looks absolutely perfetc.. nice step by step snaps :)

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  5. I love souffle, spinach souffle looks wonderful and absolutely delicious..

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  6. This looks a perfect meal for any time. Healthy and delicious treat.

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  7. wow so yummy yummy dear... love it...

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  8. Wowww wat a fantastic, prefect and drool worthy spinach souffle..

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  9. oh this is very interesting and indeed healthy one...am sure to try!

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  10. jus thought now...i was searching this blog in google and when u came to comment to my blog...some telepath works...souffle is fabulous...

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  11. Wow the dish looks amazing will give a try nidya.

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  12. Yummy spinach souffle,Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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  13. Delicious & healthy souffle..Wish U & Ur family Merry Christmas!

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  14. whoa, amazing !!! Simply delicious looking.


    US Masala

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  15. Spinach souffle looks delicious. bookmarking it.:)

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  16. Sounds quite healthy option too.... obviously good to look!
    Following your blog now!

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