Individual Strawberry Grand Marnier Frozen Soufflés
Yield: 4 soufflés
- 6 to 8 ripe strawberries Add to list
- 1 teaspoon gelatin Add to list
- 1/4 cup water Add to list
- 4 extra-large free-range eggs, separated Add to list
- 1 cup Florida Crystals or organic sugar, divided in half Add to list
- 1 cup heavy cream Add to list
- 1/3 cup Grand Marnier (an orange liqueur) or orange juice Add to list
- 1 teaspoon orange zest Add to list
Clean and cap the berries and puree them. In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let sit to soften.
Whip the egg whites to a soft foam and add 1/2 cup of the sugar. Continue whipping until they become silky and hold a nice peak. Transfer this meringue to a bowl and whip the cream to a soft peak in the same mixer bowl as the egg whites. (You don't need to wash the bowl.)
In a double boiler over simmering water, combine the egg yolks, the rest of the sugar, the Grand Marnier and orange zest with a wire whip and stir constantly until lightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the softened gelatin until dissolved. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until incorporated. Fold in the cream and the pureed strawberries.
To prepare the individual soufflé dishes
Cut 4 strips of aluminum foil into 6x12-inch pieces. Fold each in half to make 3x12-inch strips. This is your "collar." Wrap a collar around each of 4 ramekins and secure with tape. Alternately you may form a larger collar for a 3-quart soufflé dish. The collar should stand about 1 1/2 inches above the top of the dish.
Spoon or pour the mixture into the ramekins or soufflé dish to within about 1/2 inch of the top of the collar. Freeze for at least 2 hours to overnight.
Remove the collar and garnish with fresh berries and organic edible flower blossoms.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on March 20, 2010.
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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