Orange soufflé


« Daig ng maagap ang masipag ».

This is my mom’s favorite Tagalog proverb. This literally means «Quickness is better than hardworking”. I never believed her until yesterday when I tried doing an orange soufflé recipe. I have seen a lot of French highly acclaimed chefs giving tips on making this light and fluffy dessert; the way you butter your ramekin, the way you powder it with flour, the way you beat your white eggs, well all the right jest to make it rise (as soufflé means to blow up in French). And for the first time I followed the recipe to the letter. When I saw my soufflé bloating slowly like balloons in the oven, I got really excited. I saw them rise really high thanks to the help of the baking paper sheet I put around the ramekin to support it. And when they were done they look absolutely gorgeous.


I took them and put them on the table. I went to my room to get my camera but I couldn’t find it. As I was busy searching for it the phone rang. I took and answer it. Of course it’s one of those “exhausting” commercial calls (someone must have sold my phone number to these people for I get minimum of three calls per day). I tried to cut the conversation as fast as I could but you know how they are. I don’t want to be impolite after all. I hurried back to the kitchen with my camera and enthusiasm but to my surprise I was shocked that my soufflé have already deflated. I am really disappointed. I guess it pays well to be organized and quick.


I hope Helen of Tartellette will still love my Orange soufflé even they are deflated for I am sending her this for Sugar High Friday that she is hosting with the theme, citrus. This is an event created by Jennifer of Domestic Goddess.

Orange soufflé

for the orange reduction: half lemon, 10 g of sugar, zest of 1 orange (organic), 4 oranges

for the soufflé:5 egg whites, 200 g of sugar, and 1 tsp of Grand Marnier, 1 tsp of butter and flour for the ramekin, confectioners ’ sugar for dusting

In a casserole boil the juice of 4 oranges and half a lemon together with the orange zest. Wait until the liquid becomes thick. In a separate bowl whisk the white eggs and add little by little the sugar. Add slowly the reduced orange juice in the mixture and the Grand Marnier. Butter the ramekin and powder all parts of it lightly with flour. Shake off excess flour. Preheat the oven at 180° and bake the soufflé for about ten minutes.

"Orange is the happiest color"
- Frank Sinatra


29 comments:

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi Dhanggit, these souffles look irresistible, deflated or not and I'm sure they taste fantastic too!
Aaargghh.. those telemarketers!

K & S said...

it looks fantastic!

glamah16 said...

Dont answer or talk to those pests. I love orange souffle and I'm craving one now. Maybe I can do a low in calories one. Great entry.

Peter M said...

Immaculately done...a French cooking instructor would give you high marks, bravo!

haze said...

Hats off ! Do you think Mangoes could be an exchange for orange? :D
Natatakam ako sa lasa ng mangga !

Manggy said...

Oh, that is just annoying! You should have slammed the phone down! Although first rule of souffle blogging is to get the camera out, hahaha :) They are still so beautiful to me, Dhanggit :)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Those look lovely!

tigerfish said...

Thanks for your precious quote. I think I can be less hardworking from now on...haha :)

linda said...

Even deflated they look heavenly! Orange is one of my favorite fruit flavours, yum!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

They still look pretty and pouffy to me. I think they are lovely, and I'm sure they tasted wonderful too!

White On Rice Couple said...

I'm still new to souffle's and would never have known it was deflated until you told me! I'll eat it all for ya!

bagel said...

Blasted commercial telemarketers! Nonetheless, your citrusy souffles look so wonderful. The one time I made a souffle, it did not look nearly as good as yours.

Chuck said...

Souffles have to be the most stunning desserts to serve at any special occasion. I have to keep this recipe and give it a try. Wonderful!

Lael said...

this souffle looks amazing! I have yet to attempt one of my own, but a citrus twist sounds delicious. I love your blog's beautiful photography and choice of recipes!

Dhanggit said...

ohfortheloveoffood, yeah telemarketers are starting to get on my nerves

K&S, thanks

Glamah, its hard not to answer because you dont know if the call is important or not.;maybe i should have a answering machine

Peter, thanks

Haze, I think mango soufflé sounds good too.;we should try

Manggy, hahaha now i know.;next time i'll have the camera ready :-)

my sweet and saucey, thanks for dropping by too

tigerfish, hahaha

linda, orange i guess is a super fruit goes well with pattisseries or savory dishes!!

stickygooeycreamychewy, thanks for comforting me

whiteonricecouple, they are really deflate snif snif snif

bagel, thanks for the kind words

chuck, thanks for dropping by

Lael,oh thanks so much

Gloria said...

This souflee look wonderful Dhanggit!!! I love eat!
No se preocupe mi niña ya pasaran los problemas! x Gloria
Count your blessing, have a wonderful hubby,a lovely daughter you are awonderful and lovely person, so good at the Kitchen, a master etc.etc. wonderful blo, nice friends etc,etc.

oggi said...

Deflated but still looks lovely and yummy!

I now subscribe to call intercept and have been very happy with it..no more pesky salespeople!:)

Kevin said...

Your souffles look great! I like the sound of an orange souffle.

Pinay Jade said...

Wow these looks lovely. I'm glad I saw you through Amor's page.I will try out these recipes when I find the time:)

Jescel said...

when my caller ID gives a phone number that i don't recognize, i don't pick it up anymore. anyway, those who i know always would leave a message and i'll return the call... it's been helpful this way...
As for your souffle, it looks yummy. i probably can eat the whole thing. LOL...

Helen said...

If you stick them in the freezer as soon as they come out, it will give you a acouple of extra minutes for the pictures. They look fabulous! Thank you for participating!

chriesi said...

Wonderful! I love the strong colour.

Rosie said...

Orange souffle, om my goodness it looks amazing!!

Rosie x

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