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French Souffle With Pink Praline

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Learn how to make the perfect French souffle – an elegant, magical, and delicious dessert that delights kids and impresses adults. Made in 30 minutes and served right from the oven, it makes a fabulous dessert to finish a romantic dinner.


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Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz (100 g) pink praline
  • 1/3 cup + 5 tsp (100 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 1/2 tsp (10 g) flour
  • 3 1/2 tbsp (50 g) sugar 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (150 g) egg whites (see note #1)
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 355 F/180 C. Butter ramekins *  with a silicone brush * and sprinkle with sugar. Chill ramekins * while making the batter.

    2. Place pink praline in a food processor * and crush until fine. Bring  heavy cream and 3/4 of crushed pink praline in a saucepan over low heat and stir. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, flour and, half of the sugar. Pour the cream/praline mixture over the egg/sugar/flour mixture and mix. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan, bring to a boil, and stir without stopping. Once it thickens, pour into another bowl, add the remaining crushed pink praline, mix and let cool.

    3. In a clean and grease-free bowl, beat egg whites using a hand whisk *. Add vinegar and the remaining sugar, and continue to whisk until they are mounted. Take a few tablespoons of egg whites, add to the pink praline preparation and gently mix with a rubber spatula *. Then add the remaining egg whites to the main preparation, and gently combine. The preparation will be pink/white, not entirely homogeneous, which is fine.

    4. Pour the preparation into prepared ramekins *, run thumb around the inside of the dishes and tap ramekins * well. Bake on the lowest rack for 10-11 minutes. Do not open the oven door while baking! Sprinkle top of the souffle with powdered (icing) sugar and serve immediately.


    Notes

    1. 150 g egg whites approximately equal 4 raw fresh egg whites from extra large size chicken eggs.
    2. Make pink praline yourself or use store-bought pink crushed pralines *
    3. Crush pink praline into medium-sized pieces to make crunchy souffle. However, it might limit the lift of the souffle. 

    Nutrition

    • Calories: 201
    • Sugar: 18.5 g
    • Sodium: 34 mg
    • Fat: 10.7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
    • Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
    • Fiber: 0.8 g
    • Protein: 5.4 g
    • Cholesterol: 93 mg

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