Sunday, April 29, 2007

Marmalade Souffles

I know that I said I was cutting out sugary desserts, but this one has no fat, no sugar, no sweetener… it’s practically not a dessert at all, it’s practically breakfast if you think about it. Egg whites and sugar free marmalade, great way to start the day.



You'll need 6 ramekins, two inches deep, base diameter of 2.5 inches, top diameter of three inches, lightly greased, and a baking tray



6oz/175g Thick cut sugar free orange marmalade
5 large egg whites
1/2 tsp unsalted butter for greasing
salt



Preheat to 350f/180c

First, have the egg whites ready in a totally grease free bowl.
Place the marmalade in another bowl, and using a fork, whisk it around to break up any lumps. After that add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and use an electric hand whisk to whisk until stiff peaks form. Now take a large kitchen spoon and fold one spoonful of the egg into the marmalade to slacken the mixture, then quickly fold in the rest a spoonful at a time. Next, divide the mixture between the ramekins piling it up as high as possible – it won’t collapse.
Place them on the baking tray on the center shelf of the oven, and cook for 10-12 minutes, or till the tops are nice and brown. Serve immediately, but don’t worry, they hold up extremely well.

I think this was Delia Smith, but I am not 100 percent sure.

This really is as easy as all that. No kidding. My advice is, do pile it super high, because it seems to brown better on top if it’s higher. You will not believe this dessert. It has no sugar, I found a great marmalade that is sweetened with a little grape juice only, nothing unnatural, and I swear to you, it comes out tasting sweet as candy. It’s almost too sweet, but it’s not. It’s light and fluffy and tasty and foamy and so much fun. We’re sort of dieting right now, so only sugar free desserts, and even those are only for the weekend, so it has to be really good. This was.

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