Every once in awhile I want to make a dessert to WOW our guests and this is definitely one of the best. It takes a few moments to read and follow the steps, but you will never be sorry. You would, however, regret not having tried it.
This is definitely party fare as it serves 12 individual souffles.
Ready? Set? Say after me “Damn I can do this”…..
- 5 egg yolks
- 5 egg whites
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier Liqueur
- icing sugar
- sweetened whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the yolks with 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the flour until it is a paste.
Bring milk to the scalding point and remove from the heat. Gradually add the hot milk, whisking constantly. Return to the heat and vigorously whisking until the paste is incorporated and smooth. Bring this to the boiling point and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue to stir this with a wooden spoon until the texture is like a pastry cream. Add the Grand Marnier and stir until blended. Set aside to cool.
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, while still beating, until the sugar is incorporated and whites are still and shiny in appearance.
Very carefully, fold 1/3 of the whites into the souffle batter until incorporated. Now carefully fold in the remaining whites until JUST incorporated. Do not overmix.
Spoon into 12 lightly buttered and sugared individual souffle dishes or ramekins, filling to 3/4 full.
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately with the Grand Marnier Sauce.
Grand Marnier Sauce
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup half and half cream
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 3 tbsp. Grand Marnier
In a saucepan (not on heat) whisk the egg yolks until thick. Slowly add the cream and whipping cream. Place the saucepan over a low heat and stir until mixture has thickened. Do not boil. Remove from heat and add the Grand Marnier. Cover and refrigerate until cooled.
Serve with a glass of wine….what a way to end the evening.