Thursday, August 4, 2011

What's a Souffle Dish?

What's a souffle dish?  H___, what's a souffle?

A souffle is a baked food made light and puffy because of beaten egg whites folded into the food before it is baked.  You can have cheese souffles, a vegetable souffle and even dessert souffles with chocolate.  The cheese and chocolate just made a souffle more interesting to you.  Right?

The addition of a souffle to a meal brings it up a notch.  It gives it a more gourmet feeling to the event.  Souffles can be made in one large dish or be made as individual souffles.  The individual ones are really nice when they are a dessert.  Can't you just imagine an individual chocolate souffle.  It's your very own and you don't have to share it.  Life couldn't get any better.

2 qt. Souffle Dish
Since a souffle is a delicate dish, not just any pot, pan or dish can be used to make one.  Typically, you need a dish with straight smooth walls on the inside.  They make dishes just for souffles.  It will range from 4 ounce ramekins to as big as 2 or 2 1/2 quart.

Of course my favorite shopping locations have a wide variety of this type of dish.  So be sure to check them out at Kohl'sFood Network and QVC.

This souffle dish works for more than just making souffles.  They are very good for most casseroles you make like baked macaroni and cheese or even baked beans.  The smaller ramekins can be used for individual puddings, crisps and au gratin dishes to name a few.  It's a good dish to add to your kitchen set up.

There are some great cheese and chocolate souffle recipes out there but I wanted to give you something a little different.  Tomorrow's recipe is for a "Broccoli Souffle."  I hope you will enjoy it, as it is one of my favorite souffles.

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