Dorie warns us that “the drama is fleeting” with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – cheese soufflé (pp 150 – 151). I know this about soufflés, I mean who doesn’t? As per my usual modus operandi, I down sized the recipe to what I thought would make two tiny soufflés – one for my lunch one day and one to reheat (they’re not that great reheated – they look ugly – but not bad either – they taste ok) for the next day. Well the recipe made three 6oz soufflés and two tiny (I think 3oz) ones – they burned on the bottom because I was too afraid to take them out when I thought they were ready – so obviously Dorie’s serves are more generous than my serving dishes.
I didn’t take a photo of the soufflés in the oven because my oven door is really dirty (ahem!) but they rose pretty high. The fleeting drama. Because about 2 seconds after I had my oven mitt on the tray, they deflated. At first, a little…
This was great – fluffy and cheese and nicely browned on top. Kind of unevenly risen but I like the rustic look. I’d make these again. I’d just make sure that the guests were in the kitchen to witness the fleeting drama 😉
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Speaking of FRENCH, did you see my latest article for Food Network Canada – all about cooking classes in Paris!
AND – did you know – I am leading a foodie tour of Paris this July! Read all about it here.