Friday, 3 February 2012

Food To Impress!

So the weekend is here and you feel like making something impressive and tasty for you and your loved ones. Maybe you're throwning a dinner party or simply just wish to try something new that you haven't tried before. So why not try and make a salmon souffle? I know you're sitting there thinking 'but isn't souffle very difficult to make?' The answer is it doesn't have to be! Follow this simple recipe for success:

Ingredients:

  • 50g butter, plus some extra for greasing
  • 50g plain flour
  • 300ml milk
  • 3 eggs, seperated
  • 100g smoked salmon chopped
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
Recipe:

  1. Pre heat oven to 200c/ fan 180c/ gas mark 6. Grease 8 small oven proof tea cups or ramekins.
  2. Melt the butter in the pan on a  low heat. Add the flour and cook for a minute stirring at all times. Remove from the heat and gradually add the milk whisking constantly. Once everything has combined return to the heat and stir until thick then once again remove this from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Beat the egg yolks and season with salt and pepper. Beat this into the cool sauce and add the smoked salmon.
  4. Whisk egg whites in a seperate bowl until whites are stiff. Very gently fold this into the smoked salmon mixture.
  5. Carefully spoon the mixture into the prepared teacups or ramekins. Smooth the tops and wipe the sides. Bake for 10 minutes until risen and golden on top. Serve immediately.
Recipe from: The Vintage Tea Party Book