Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini Cheese Souffles


A towering cheese souffle is our recipe this week at French Fridays with Dorie. I decided to go with minis and make a half recipe.


I used Gruyere cheese, one of my favorites, in the hopes that liking the cheese would help me overcome my dislike of the eggy-ness in souffles. Souffles are not something I would make or order, but I gave these a try.


I used 6 mini ramekins which perfectly held the half batch of cheese souffle batter...


I baked them for about 23 minutes, until they were nice and browned and puffy.


And of course by the time I pulled them out of the oven and set them down, grabbed my camera, turned it on and was ready to shoot, these were already sinking...oh-well. They did rise beautifully in the oven, should have had the camera ready for an oven shot before I pulled them out. I served these as a lunch side for my kids and two out of three didn't like them and the one that did like the cheese souffle only liked it a little bit. I had a few bites of one. The Gryuere taste was nice but I am just not a fan of souffle texture, sorry, cute little cheese souffles!


9 comments:

Kathy said...

Such pretty mini souffles! They look perfect to me…sorry they weren’t a hit! I’m sure the taste was a bit too sophisticated for kids. I can’t see my grandchildren eating these. I actually had my camera on and ready to shoot before I took my souffle out of the oven!

Ei said...

Ah, well. Good for you for trying it anyway!

Kris' Kitchen said...

Your souffles look perfect....they are camera shy, aren't they?

Cher Rockwell said...

They look very nice.
These weren't my first choice to make, but I was glad for the experience.

breadbasketcase said...

You're right--you had to have your camera ready. There was maybe a 3-second window of opportunity to get the fully puffed souffle. Still looks good, though.
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Mary Hirsch said...

Andrea, Whether you're a soufflé fan or not, you're minis are gorgeous. We don't have to love everything we make, we just have to give it a go. I think just working our way through the techniques in this dish made it worthwhile,didn't you? Nice Post for not being gung-ho about this week's recipe. Mary Hirsch

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Nana said...

I love the mini soufflé, the perfect size. I had enough for 2 six inch molds with this recipe, but I have been
enjoying the leftovers without reheating. Delicious.

Sis. Boom. said...

Pretty minis! Everyone gets their own and no fighting! These look lovely!

Betsy said...

I really like the look of the minis. Sorry you didn't love it. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was.

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