A soufflé (French: [su.fle]) is a light baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savoury main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means "to blow up" or more loosely "puff up"—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.
So, here it is, my inaugural Cordon Bleu cooking attempt! And it took about 5 days longer to actually get some cooking time in the kitchen I might add. I really required Jeff to be here so I could read [& somewhat ignore] recipe while he attended to the kids. Obviously I prepare every other meal here while looking after the kids but I'm switched on automatic and cooking our normal range of meals. I don't really have to think about any of them.
We had Jeffs father & one of his 6 brothers, Peter, [there are 3 sisters too!] over for dinner tonight. Jeffs mum is away right now so I thought it would be lovely to have Pop over for dinner and cook a nice a meal for him. Also a perfect opportunity to whip up this dessert.
Recipe basic info:
Of course I didn't have enough in the freezer so had to combine with some fresh strawberries. Doh!
Fold meringue through pureed raspberries, be sure not to overmix! Then add whipped cream & fold through.
To complete, remove from freezer & let stand. Spread over some whipped cream & top with fresh raspberries & fresh mint leaves.
Pretty easy to put together really. Could adapt to a variety of fruits & flavours. I obviously replaced some absent raspberries with strawberries but other than that, mostly stuck to the recipe. Didn't seem to hurt.
Looks like a home made ice cream cake really but its delicious with its sweet & tart taste. I was really happy with it. It was almost fruche / marshmallow/ gelato-ish tasting. Super yummy.
Rating out of 10:
Yep for sure. All 5 kids + Jeff liked it.