Top Tips for the Perfect Souffle

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Soufflé is one of those recipes which too many are afraid to tackle believing it to be very difficult. The souffle may be considered a very sophisticated dish yet are in fact, very easy and simple to prepare. All you need are a few top tips to help you on your way. Here they are.

Though soufflé recipes can be sweet or savory, the principles of making them are exactly the same.

Tip for Making the Perfect Souffle Every Time

Have a good read through these and then get cooking.

Be prepared to wow your friends and family with your feather-light souffle.

  1. Read your souffle recipe.  Then, read it again. Reading the recipe over ensures you are to make sure you are clear on the instructions and, very important, you have all the ingredients prepared and ready. Once you start to make a soufflé it does not like interruption while you try to find that elusive missing ingredient.
  2. Collect together all the equipment you will need to prepare your souffle (this should be in the recipe).
  3. Measure and weigh all the ingredients before you start cooking.
  4. Make sure all the equipment you are using is scrupulously clean and grease free. Greasy spoons, bowls or whisk stop egg whites from rising sufficiently which can make the souffle collapse.
  5. Ensure all your ingredients, especially the eggs, are at room temperature. Do not use cold eggs.
  6. Prepare and grease soufflé dishes before you start making the soufflé mixture.
  1. Preheat the oven so once the soufflé is made and in the dish it can go directly  into the oven.
  2. It is not an "Old Wives Tale" that opening the door while a soufflé is cooking can cause it to sink; It's true. Be aware that a sudden rise or fall in temperature during cooking will have that effect.
  3. The tableside dishes and guests should be assembled and ready before the soufflé goes in the oven. Don't start to cook unless you know you can serve it directly to the table. within no time, a souffle will slowly start to sink. If you want to show-off, then get the souffle to the table as quickly as possible.
  1. Work quickly and calmly, and most of all have fun; there's no greater joy than cooking for oneself, family or friends.

Here are some of my all-time favorite souffle recipes:

Yummy Chocolate Souffle Elaine Lemm

Chocolate Souffle About Culinary Arts

Cheese and Leek Souffle

Spinach Souffle About French Food