Sky-High Soufflé: A Culinary Masterpiece


Embark on a culinary journey with our Sky-High Soufflé, a masterpiece that embodies the art of French cooking. This soufflé, known for its airy, delicate texture and majestic rise, is a celebration of both flavor and technique. Whether you opt for a sweet or savory version, this dish is sure to dazzle and impress, making any dining experience truly special.

Sky-High Soufflé: A Culinary Masterpiece

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 soufflé

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Sugar: 5 g (if making a sweet soufflé)


  • Butter: 30 g (1 oz) (for coating)
  • Sugar: 30 g (1 oz) (for coating, if making a sweet soufflé)
  • Egg Whites: 4
  • Egg Yolks: 2
  • Flour: 20 g (0.7 oz)
  • Milk: 120 ml (4 oz)
  • Salt: A pinch
  • For Sweet Soufflé: Sugar: 50 g (1.8 oz), Vanilla Extract: 5 ml (0.2 oz)
  • For Savory Soufflé: Cheese (grated): 60 g (2 oz), Mustard: 5 ml (0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and generously butter and sugar (for sweet) or flour (for savory) the ramekins.
  2. For the base, make a roux with butter and flour, then gradually add milk to make a béchamel sauce. Stir in egg yolks and flavorings (sugar and vanilla for sweet, cheese and mustard for savory).
  3. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the base mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared ramekins, filling almost to the top.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until the soufflé has risen and the top is golden.
  7. Serve immediately to enjoy the soufflé at its peak.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure no yolk is mixed with the whites for a perfect rise.
  • Be gentle when folding the egg whites to maintain airiness.
  • Avoid opening the oven while baking to prevent collapse.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I prepare the soufflé mixture in advance?

It's best to prepare and bake soufflés immediately for optimal rise.

Why did my soufflé collapse?

A soufflé can collapse if underbaked, overmixed, or exposed to cold air suddenly.

Can I add other flavors to my soufflé?

Absolutely! Experiment with different cheese types, herbs, or fruit purees.