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Jan. 20, 2011 3:48 pm 
Updated: Jan. 27, 2011 8:04 am
Earlier this month, while watching DVDs of "The French Chef," I decided to tackle the souffle.  I'd never had a souffle and had heard horror stories about difficult they are to make, that you have to keep your house silent while they're cooking so they don't "fall," etc.

But watching Julia Child whip up a white sauce, enrich it with egg yolks, then fold beaten egg white into it made it look so easy.  And it WAS easy!  Easy and delicious.  I used the basic cheese souffle recipe from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."  The souffle was sort of like a mousse, but much firmer and just...  divine.  Absolutely divine. 

Has anyone else out there made a souffle?    
Golden-brown and delicious!
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Souffle in the foil sleeve.
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Souffle success!
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My sous chef. :)
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Jan. 20, 2011 4:47 pm
I got into a kick a few years back and made up a few of them. It's not that they are hard to make, just easy to s***w up. A little care and you're good. I have a recipe that I make on special occasions for a desert called Grand Marnier Souffles and they are divine. If you like the cheese ones, give these a go. Happy Foosdsmithing!
Jan. 20, 2011 4:49 pm
Oh shoot, I forgot to add. I made a souffle like dessert last night called Orange Pudding cake that was also divine, give it a look while you are at Epicurious
Jan. 20, 2011 5:42 pm
Thanks for the blog. I have always been afraid of souffle. Probably because I watched too many movies as a kid where they "fell"! Beautiful pictures and now I feel empowered!
Jan. 21, 2011 6:49 am
Well done! I've never tried to make a souffle, for all the reasons you've listed. Now you've got me inspired. (Love your sous chef ;)
Jan. 21, 2011 2:50 pm
You're so right, they are amazing...Broccoli, cheese and orange liqueur (Grand Marnier/Cointreau) are 3 of my favorites...
Jan. 23, 2011 8:10 pm
Jan. 27, 2011 8:04 am
Thanks for the comments- I hope you all try a souffle if you haven't yet. As Raedwulf says, they're not hard, they just take some care. And I love my sous chef, too, Ellen. :D
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