Have you always wanted to make a soufflé but are afraid of this sophisticated dish? You'll be surprised how easy it is to bake a perfect soufflé at home, with a few expert cooking tips to help you along the way. Whether you want to try sweet dessert soufflés or savory variants that you want to enjoy as a main course at dinner, the principles of preparing a soufflé are exactly the same for both. Browse our best soufflé recipes below to put this delicious culinary magic trick into practice. Also read below for a few helpful soufflé making tips you can rely on.
Tips for preparing soufflés:
- Preheat your oven before starting a recipe so you can slide the bowl right in after assembling.
- Thoroughly clean all cooking utensils before you begin (except for the soufflé dish, which needs to be greased). Greasy spoons, bowls or whisks are the enemy of soufflés because they can prevent the egg whites from rising and cause the soufflé to collapse.
- Grease your casserole dish (or individual ramekins) before you start mixing the soufflé batter so you can pour it straight into the prepared dish for immediate baking.
- You've probably heard that opening the oven door while a soufflé is cooking can cause it to sink. That's not a myth. It's important to realize that any sudden change in temperature during cooking can cause the soufflé to collapse. If you need to look at your soufflé while it's baking, only do so through the closed oven door.
- Have fun! Anyone can make a soufflé. Enjoy the process of learning this new skill.