Heavenly Soufflé

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 | click here to comment

Soufflé is just about the most awesome dessert out there and it's naturally gluten free.  Yup, mix together egg, chocolate, and sugar and you have some serious desserty goodness on your hands.  I highly recommend getting one of those KitchenAid stand up mixers if you intend on making it from scratch, because whipping egg whites to stiff peaks takes forever. 

I've made uber fluffy soufflés from scratch, but it does take time and time is something I have very little of these days. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"72","attributes":{"class":"media-image","height":"171","style":"float: left; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px;","width":"225"}}]]So what do you do when you're in the mood for soufflé, but don't want to spend a ton of time and energy making it?  If you're like me, you pick up a box of frozen pre-made soufflés.  I bought a box of Heavenly Soufflé last year on a whim.  I was dubious that they would taste good, but the box said they were gluten free and they come in ceramic ramekins (posh right?), so I gave it a go.  $10 later I brought them home and popped them in the oven.  They cook for about 15-20 minutes and they are really tasty!  I tend to cook them on the shorter end of that range so they stay melty in the middle, which is why it looks a bit flat in my picture, if you cook them longer they get fluffier.  I seriously buy a box about once a month - they are that good.  Add a little whipped cream and some fresh fruit and you will fool anyone into thinking you spent hours slaving away at the stove making them from scratch.


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