Savoury pumpkin souffle

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Savoury pumpkin souffle
Recipe AuthorAlice Cameron
Date2 January 2020
People4
MachineManual Mode
Preparation time 46 Minutes 30 Seconds
Cooking time 44 Minutes
Total time 1 Hour 30 Minutes 30 Seconds

Souffle is one of those traditional recipes that seems really complicated and difficult but is actually quite easy! This savoury pumpkin souffle is a wonderful vegetarian-friendly dish, its as light as a feather while still maintaining an intense flavour.

The sweetness of the pumpkin is balanced beautifully by the earthy, savoury Swiss gruyère. The two tastes complement each other exquisitely and give this recipe a really interesting flavour. Make sure you choose a strong tasting cheese to achieve the correct depth of flavour.

The flour in this recipe is only a thickening agent so if you want to make this dish gluten-free simply swap the plain flour for your favourite gluten-free alternative!

As soon as they have risen get them out of the oven and top each one with a little crème fraîche, a sprinkling of cheese and some finely chopped chives. You will want to serve them as quickly as possible as they tend to deflate slightly once they are out of the oven,

Ingredient list

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pumpkin 140g
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Egg 3unitsyolks and whites separated
Water 0to taste
Chives 0to taste
Salt 0to taste

Step nr: 1 - Prep the pumpkin

Ingredient list for step nr: 1

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pumpkin 140gram
Preparation time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Chop the pumpkin into small pieces, removing the skin.

Step nr: 2 - Steam the pumpkin

Ingredient list for step nr: 2

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pumpkin 140gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 0to taste
Cooking time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add pumpkin to a steamer and place on top of the saucepan. Steam until soft.

If you don't have a steamer you can boil the pumpkin instead.

Step nr: 3 - Prep the ramekins

Ingredient list for step nr: 3

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TimeNo times for this step

Butter the ramekins and line the bases with baking parchment cut into circles to fit the base.

Step nr: 4 - Preheat oven

Preparation time 30 Seconds
Total time 30 Seconds
Temperature200 Degrees Celsius

Preheat the oven to 200˚C

Step nr: 5 - Melt the butter

Ingredient list for step nr: 5

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Cooking time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Now it's time to make the roux. Melt the butter in a pan.

Step nr: 6 - Add flour

Ingredient list for step nr: 6

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Preparation time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes

Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour and mix well into a thick consistency.

Step nr: 7 - Add milk

Ingredient list for step nr: 7

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Whole milk 325gram
Cooking time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes

Return the pan to the heat and add the milk. Stir constantly until you have a thick sauce.

Step nr: 8 - Add cheese

Ingredient list for step nr: 8

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Gruyere 0gram
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Salt 0to taste
Preparation time 1 Minute
Total time 1 Minute

Remove the pan from the heat. Add the cheese and season with salt.

Step nr: 9 - Mash pumpkin

Ingredient list for step nr: 9

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Pumpkin 140gram
Preparation time 3 Minutes
Total time 3 Minutes
masherToolMasher

When pumpkin is soft mash well and add it to the mixture and leave it to cool.

Step nr: 10 - Add egg yolks

Ingredient list for step nr: 10

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Egg 3units
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Stir the egg yolks into the mixture.

Step nr: 11 - Whisk egg whites

Ingredient list for step nr: 11

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Egg 3units
Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites into firm peaks.

Step nr: 12 - Add egg whites

Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

Fold the whites into the mixture carefully trying not to knock the air out.

Step nr: 13 - Add mixture to ramekins

Preparation time 10 Minutes
Total time 10 Minutes

Spoon the mixture evenly into the buttered ramekins and place them in a deep baking tray.

Step nr: 14 - Prepare the bain marie

Ingredient list for step nr: 14

IngredientQtaUMNotes
Water 0to taste
Preparation time 2 Minutes
Total time 2 Minutes

Fill the baking tray to the halfway point with water.

Step nr: 15 - Bake

Cooking time 30 Minutes
Total time 30 Minutes
Temperature200 Degrees Celsius

Place the baking tray in the oven and bake until each souffle has risen and are golden on top.

Step nr: 16 - Serve

Ingredient list for step nr: 16

IngredientQtaUMNotes
IngredientQtaUMNotes
Chives 0to taste
Preparation time 5 Minutes
Total time 5 Minutes

When ready to serve, remove the soufflés from their ramekins by typing them upside down. Top each soufflé with crème fraîche and garnish with chives.

Remember to peel off the baking parchment before serving!

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