Friday, March 26, 2010

Mixed Berry Souffle

We're moving into berry season and I am excited! So in celebration, I made a mixed-berry souffle for dessert tonight. This dish was really easy and is low-fat and low-carb. I know, the dreaded 'L' words But while it is okay to indulge sometimes, everyone needs those healthier desserts in their repertoire for daily consumption. What's great about this is you can use different combinations. I'm thinking a nectarine-peach, cherry-apple, or a strawberry-mango. The possibilities are endless and I will be experimenting. Stay tuned for those delicious updates.

Will make 4 1-cup ramekins.

1 lb of fruit, chopped (unless it is berries) - I used strawberry, blackberry and blueberry
1 ounce of water
2 tbs brown sugar
5 tbs of semolina flour, or any mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour
1 egg, separated
2 1/2 cups of non-fat milk

1. Take your chopped fruit, 1 tablespoon of sugar and water, and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook covered for approximately 10 minutes or until fruit is soft. Split between your ramekins. Note: make sure to leave at least 3/4 of an inch of space between your fruit and the top of the dish. This may mean you have leftover liquid, which is to be expected. Focus on getting the fruit in the dish first. 

2. In another saucepan, bring milk to the point of almost-boil. slowly sprinkle in 1 tablespoon sugar and the flour, whisking as you go to avoid clumps. Cook for another minute until thicker. Take off the heat, and beat in the egg yolk. Set aside to cool a bit.

3. In a mixer, beat egg white until it peaks. Fold into milk-flour mixture. Then pour on top of the fruit in your ramekins.

4. Sprinkle with nutmeg. I used freshly grated 'cause it is good

5. Place on cookie sheet. They will overflow in the oven. Cook for approximately 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 350F. Do not do what I did -- bake in the toaster oven. This is because it is too close to the heat source, and will brown too quickly. You do not want to burn these. Suck it up and turn on the oven, even if you really don't want to take out the pans stored inside. See, lots of emphasis so you can learn from my mistake.

6. Garnish with fresh berries, or perhaps a dab of whipped cream, or even vanilla ice cream if you're feeling indulgent.


Ann said...

Wow! this looks super tempting to me, I love the idea od berries in it.

Aunt Lynne said...

yummy and not too much work, hate the work

itshellleeeenn said...

hahah i made these just yesterday and they turned our like a disaster but i made them again today and they turned out perfect thnx for the recipe xxx

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