Last night I ventured into pretty unknown culinary territory for me: the soufflé . You hear all the time that two of the hardest things to cook are a soufflé and a omelet. Well, after yesterday I think I agree:
The ingredients are relatively simple: eggs, cheese, milk and whatever you want to put inside. The hard part is the bazillion step process that if you screw up just a teeny bit you'll end up with a sunk pile of goopy egg. I'll spare you repeating the entire lengthy recipe here but here's what I did simplified:
Now I think I either screwed up the egg or made the mistake of moving the bowl half-way through (I realized I forgot to move the oven rack down...DOH!) cause my soufflé sank! It tasted great, but it was supposed to rise a lot more than it did:
I was still pretty darn proud of myself for trying this. We ate like at 10:30 at night cause it took so long but its all in good fun. So..any ideas from those of you that have made one of these babies? I would love to hear where I may have gone wrong or your tips to make a soufflé perfecto!
Recipe I used: Zucchini Soufflé from The Food of the Mediterranean
Here's a great tutorial on Soufflé making (that I should have read!!) on 101 cookbooks. At the end of the post there's a recipe.
Here's some more links for Soufflé recipes:
La Tartine Gourmande
Martha Stewarts cooking school: Souffle
P.S. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!