Saturday, February 27, 2010

More Weekend Breakfast Recipes - Corn Muffin Souffles


Its fitting that I'm watching "Baking with Julia" as I write this....

Or more like a disgrace...

I've done a little research on souffles lately after really never making one on my own...Because I feel like you need to learn the skill or technique behind making a certain dish . Why? Because if you haven't guessed I'm all about making what's in your pantry. Us working girls can drive ourselves crazy by trying to make recipes for which we never have the ingredients for. We need to use what's on hand.

 It seems like the basic thread is that a classic savory souffle is made by making a roux (butter and flour) adding milk, when that get's thick you add the egg yolks (by tempering them) and then you whip the egg whites until stiff but not dry and then combine...There are always additives cheese, herbs - you name it but that is the basic technique.

So I tried this and failed the first time......Great...

OK - so I tried again...This time I did it my way. I had seen a grits souffle recipe and got the idea to use 1/4 cup of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix which I mixed with the egg yolks and aged gouda. Then I added in the egg whites and put in individual ramekins...

Success! So try it my way...It may not be classic but it works...This is also a great way to serve fancy corn muffins for dinner. Either way its worth a try.

5 eggs separated
1/4 cup Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1/2 cup grated aged gouda (or parmesean if you have more readily available)

First separate the eggs. Put the egg whites in a mixer and whip up until they are stiff but not dry. Put the yolks in a mixing bowl and add the corn muffin mix and the cheese. Whisk together.

Fold in the egg whites into the egg yok mixture until its completely incorporated. Place into individual ramekins into a 375 degrees oven for 10 - 15 minutes.

Put with some thick cut bacon and enjoy while you think about what you did wrong for your traditional souffle so you can tackle it again tommorrow.

2 comments:

  1. It looks like it turned out beautiful! I've never had a souffle...is it kinda pudding-like? I'm gonna have to give it a try!

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  2. Holy yum. I have to make these immediately! Just stumbled upon your blog thanks to Refrigerator Soup - I love it!

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