Homemade Cherry Souffle
Soufflés look fancy. And to some people, they look intimidating. Many think that this elegant-looking dessert can only be ordered in some fancy or upscale restaurants. Little did they know that souffles can easily be made at home.
If your first thought is that these beauties are hard to make, this recipe will certainly change that impression. The truth is, you only need a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. You also don’t have to follow any complicated cooking or baking steps. Just relax! 🙂
So first, what is a soufflé? Simply put, it is a baked egg-based dish. It is believed that it originated in France in the 18th century. In fact, it can be served as a savory main dish along with some ingredients. But in general, it is considered a dessert. Its name came from the verb ‘souffler’, which means to blow, to inflate, or to puff.
Instead of making the basic soufflé, let’s go for something that has cherries in it. This right here will add more flavor to your dessert. One thing that you should remember though before starting to make this treat is to ensure that your equipment is spotless. Otherwise, it could affect how your soufflé rise.
Whether you are looking for a winter, fall, spring, or summertime dessert, these beautiful Cherry Souffles would be a perfect choice. They are delicious and healthy, thanks to the cherries which are known as excellent antioxidants.
soft butter and sugar (for the ramekins)
10 ounces of cherries
2 tbsp cherry liqueur (kirsch)
2 tbsp powdered sugar
4 tbsp sugar
5 ounces sour cream
1/2 tsp organic orange zest
2 tbsp pastry flour
powdered sugar (for dusting)
- Grease 4 souffle ramekins using butter. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Mix the cherries (rinsed and pitted) with liqueur and powdered sugar. Divide into ramekins.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Separate eggs. Beat the yolks with about 1 3/4 ounces of sugar until white and creamy. Combine sour cream and orange zest and then add into the egg yolk mixture.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and sprinkle the remaining sugar.
- Pour 1/3 of the egg whites onto the egg yolk mixture while sifting flour over top and fold together.
- Carefully fold remaining egg whites into the batter.
- Pour batter into ramekins on top of the cherries.
- Bake souffles for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, dust with powdered sugar, and serve immediately.
- You have the option to top your souffles with dried cherries before serving.
From an everyday meal to a special occasion, Cherry Soufflés are an excellent dessert. And as you can see, it is quite easy to make them. So even if you are serving a huge crowd, you can certainly prepare the dessert without any hassle.
Like what we have said earlier, after dusting the soufflés, you are free to top them with dried cherries or plump berries. That would make your soufflés look more spectacular. Everybody would love them!