Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mango Curd Souffles

Mango Curd Souffles






A soufflé  is a very tricky and delicate french preparation pronounced as (su.fle) in french mainly made from egg yolks and beaten egg whites. It can be made as savory main dish or  as a dessert. The soufflé in french means  "puff up"which is what happens when the dish is baked.

Every soufflé is made from two basic components:
A French crème pâtissière or custard base which can be flavoured with any flavorings and second component is egg whites beaten to a soft peak .Both components are mixed gently.The beaten egg whites give the puffiness and lift to the dish.
     When it comes out of the oven, a soufflé should be puffed up and fluffy, but it will fall quickly within 10 minutes . So its generally suggested to serve hot out of the oven.

   The procedure itself will make nervous to most of the bakers/cooking enthusiasts  like me.I have seen in many cooking competitions shows where judges throws a task of baking a perfect souffle and competitors getting nervous as hell.Souffles have a reputation of being one of the most difficult dishes to make .It will rise perfectly if all goes well or go all flat making the chef miserable.Thats what kept me away from making a souffle for so long.
But i had to start somewhere ,sometime so why not now....Thinking that ,just challenged myself and here I am  one souffle dish old... happy as kid,patting myself and being proud.
   This is just not over. Went one step ahead and thought of making souffles from mango curd I had made earlier instead of making a custard base.It came out perfectly well and delicious.
   enough of the story,heading to the recipe now...







Ingredients

225gms MangoCurd
1 Egg Yolk
3 Egg whites
3 Tsp caster sugar plus for sprinkling on the sides of ramekins
2 Tsp Icing sugar for dusting




Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • In a bowl whisk mango curd and egg yolk ,keep aside.
  • In a large bowl using a hand blender or whisk ,whisk the egg whites until soft peaks are formed.Add sugar and whisk again until sugar dissolves fully.
  • Add 1/3rd of the egg white mixture to mango curd mixture and then add the remaining egg whites gently until well incorporated.
  • Brush the ramekins with butter ,then sprinkle caster sugar to the base and sides of the ramekins.
  • Divide the mixture equally among the ramekins ,Tap on the counter to release any big air bubbles.
  • Bake for 12- 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle icing sugar over and serve.
  • Enjoy!!!!
  • Its generally served with sauces but I loved it as is.




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