Monday, February 7, 2011

Spinach Souffle

     Finally, our new living space feel like home.  In spite of the depressing weather, and having got over a bout of cold/flu, I still feel good sitting at my desk, and knocking away on the key board.  Blissful! Back in my groove, so to speak!  It's more like relief, to finally stop worrying about packing, moving and putting up with a cartons strewn all over the living room.  I am glad it's behind me now.

  It's back to cooking, photographing, writing and sharing.  Without further ado about the recipe of the day, souffle.  I made souffle after listening to my friend rant and rave about the souffle from Panera Bread.  Now, hold your horses this recipe is nothing like the one from 'Panera Bread but it's good in it's own right.  Another day I shall crack the Panera Bread recipe, I told you I am feeling good!

  Making a souffle always seemed daunting, and I never tried.  It could be because when my brother was taking classes in catering, a zillion years ago, I distinctly remember him trying it at home.  It was a disaster in short.  In fact, the darn thing would not set when baked, and the ensuing cursing, from my brother, still rings in my ears.  I never knew I remembered that incident so well until I just wrote it now, and that must be the reason I trod with trepidation when it came to souffles.  However, may not any of these anecdotes deter you.  They are not as hard to make as it's cracked up to be, this one worked just fine.  Have it as a side dish with meat and it's great!
 Spinach Souffle,

Spinach Souffle

Spinach Souffle


Ingredients:

Butter                            -  5 Tbspn
Parmesan Cheese        -  3 Tbspn grated
Spinach                         - 1 lb baby spinach chopped
All-purpose flour            - 2 Tbspn
Salt                                - ½ tspn
Whole milk                     - 1 cup
Ground Black Pepper    - 1/8 tspn
Garlic Powder                - 1/8 tspn
Eggs                              -  3 separated
Method:
1. Butter 6 ramekins with butter and sprinkle cheese and set aside.
2.  Heat ½ tspn of butter and sauté the spinach until the juices run clear and set aside. 
3. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining butter at low heat and stir in the flour and salt. Cook the flour, whisking constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the milk gradually, stir constantly to avoid clumps and cook this mixture until it thickens about 5 minutes. 
4. Add the spinach and continue cooking for 1 minute. Season with black pepper and nutmeg.
5. Set aside to cool the mixture and once cool add beaten egg yolk and stir well to incorporate
6. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into the above mixture. 
7. Pour into ramekins and bake in 375 D preheated oven for 18 minutes .

Contributor: Sunitha
Adapted from about.com





40 comments:

  1. what a tempting and drooling souffle....they look awesome!fabulous clicks..

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  2. Wow interesting one spinach souffle absoltuely tempting.

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  3. looks yummy, and healthy too

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  4. Wow this looks superb and very healthy too..very tempting.

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  5. it looks awesome and wonderful!....tempting all the way!

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  6. nice one, picture looks really cute

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  7. Looks totally stunning.I love spinach and your recipe sounds easy to whip up!

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  8. WOW - The looks truly DELECTABLE! Love the way you've made individual portions of it :)

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  9. Like individual serving of spinach souffle.

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  10. Mouthwatering Souffle. It's a brilliant way to make spinach more attractive to children. Amazing recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. Interesting one ....nice pics dear

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  12. Spinach souffle looks absolutely delicious! Perfect one pot meal for cold days :)

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  13. Delicious! Would love to have one :)

    US Masala

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous souffle recipe!

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  15. Sunitha that looks good... Though your brother was not successful that time, you were this time...

    Let this brother try it and report the feedback.

    Hey! a question? Are Sunitha and Namitha cousins... rhyming names..."thats why?"

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  16. spinach souffle looks awesome ...bookmarked
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  17. Wow....this looks really good! I love spinach and have been enjoying spinach pancakes but this one looks just as good. I would love to try. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  18. Marvellous souffle, wat a best way to sneak spinach..

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  19. i love the 1st pic..good to see you back..im still struggling to cook

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  20. Delicious!!! Superbly presented too..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. great way of presenting....makes my mouth water

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  22. very new and yummy recipe.clicks are awesome too.the ingredients list is making me drooling

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  23. Loved all the pictures esp the first one and spinach is my fav and i like souffles tto, so sure to love this yummy looking dish..

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  24. Looks delicious souffles..so beatiful presention and clicks.

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  25. good to see you back chechi :)...
    i love souffles and this looks fabulously yummy..
    great clicks as always ...

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  26. Sure a healthy twist..looks very tempting too

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  27. such an innovative recipe.........first time in this blog.........pls visit my blog also......
    http://experimentswithtaste.blogspot.com/

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  28. Awesome!!I love spinach and your dish looks amazing delicious!! The recipe also sound simple..

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  29. Luv the spinach in souffle cups...sure,luv to grasp one..

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  30. What an innovative way to re-invent a classic.

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  31. I am going to check the soufflé at Panera bread too! My son used to taunt me about the onion soup at Panera bread and I made an amazing onion soup to call his bluff.
    Your soufflé looks and sounds exquisite, it is all there to be perfect, nothing needs to be changed!

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  32. Lovely souffle! It's been awhile since I made it. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  33. oh this is perfect and so elegant!

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  34. wonderful clicks....& yummy recipe too....

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