Lemon soufflé

    1 hour 25 min

    This delightful lemon soufflé is classic and elegant and a wonderful way to end a dinner party. Serve immediately from oven to table for the ultimate 'wow' factor.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 egg whites
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 3 tablespoons golden caster sugar
    • 110ml full fat milk
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 75ml double cream
    • zest and juice of 2 lemons
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease four ramekin dishes.
    2. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.
    3. In a saucepan over a medium heat, warm the milk then add flour, cornflour and cream and whisk constantly until thickened. Add the lemon zest and juice gradually, whilst whisking. Once thickened, remove from the heat. Whisk in the egg yolks. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
    4. Once cooled to room temperature, fold in the egg whites gently trying to keep the mixture as light as possible. Divide the mixture equally between the prepared ramekin dishes.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until risen and golden. Do not open the oven door during cooking. Remove and dust with grated chocolate, if using, and icing sugar. Serve immediately.

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