Strawberry Pudding Soufflés (Paleo)
Did you know making soufflés isn’t difficult? They seem really intimidating, and I think it’s because when a door slams on a cartoon where someone’s baking, there’s a soufflé in the oven that sinks in the middle.
We’re basically trained from a young age to fear these things! If you feel alright working with egg whites, then these are a cinch and they only took about 35-40 minutes from start to finish.
And this particular soufflé is paleo! Well, the ingredients are, at least. I’m not sure if the concept of a soufflé is paleo. I can’t see Grog’s wife pureeing strawberries or beating egg whites, but you catch my drift.
The original recipe for these came out of a cookbook called Austrian Desserts that I was excited to review. If you didn’t know already, I spent 18 months as a representative for the LDS Church in Austria, so Austria and all things Austrian are dear to my heart.
If you want to read more about this cookbook, read my review over at Reading for Sanity!
OK, so… this recipe wasn’t super descriptive. The fact that I’d never made a soufflé before didn’t help any. I had no idea when I threw strawberry puree and egg whites into a mixer for 10 minutes it would almost fill the bowl. For reals.
And because it wasn’t fluffy enough, more egg whites are folded in.
This next part cracked me up.
“Six servings” it said. It didn’t tell me what size ramekins to grab, so I grabbed a few and started filling them.
Then I went back for more.
Then I went back for the rest.
I FILLED ALL 11 OF THEM.
This could have been a disaster trying to make sure they were all cooked evenly.
And by the way, how do you tell a soufflé is cooked through? By its height? The recipe didn’t tell me that, either.
It wasn’t a disaster at all, though. I even opened the oven door a few times to check them (my oven light’s been out for almost a year now) and THEY DIDN’T FALL.
I think I understand why this is “six servings.” These are like strawberry-flavored clouds. They are SO light and foamy. I could eat the whole batch without batting an eye.
OK, that’s not saying much since I could also eat half a cheesecake in one sitting. I can hold my desserts pretty well.
I believe you could use roughly 10-11 6-ounce ramekins for these. I love these 6-ounce ramekins on Amazon and I use them a lot.
You could also put them in about 5-6 10-ounce ramekins.
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