Blood Orange Souffle

Who would have thought there were so many ways to use blood orange in cooking?

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to spice up your life or your Insta feed then we have the perfect recipe for you! This recipe for a blood orange souffle is going to knock your socks off without having to unbutton your pants.

Our friends at Weight Watchers have come up with a solution to creating a healthy version of this intricate French dessert. Because after all, consuming fruit should be good for us and not add those extra kgs!

What’s even better is that this recipe is super easy to make in under 30 minutes. The fresh blood orange Zummo juice will really make all the difference. Fresh juice more flavour and less sugar than standard bottle juice, meaning your souffle will taste zesty and fresh.

It takes about the same amount of time to pop down to your local Zummo retailer and get your fix of citrus elixir. So if you’re relaxing on a Saturday afternoon, why not do both!

You can make 6 of these bad boys in just 4 easy steps.

Ingredients

Blood oranges 3, 2/3 cup (160ml) juice, 2 tsp grated rind

Icing sugar ¾ cup (120g), sifted

Eggs 2, separated

Cornflour 1 tbs

Eggwhites 4

Method

1 Preheat oven to 220°C. Spray 6 x 1-cup (250ml) soufflé dishes with oil.

2 Place juice, half the sugar, yolks, rind and cornflour in a medium bowl. Stir until smooth.

3 Using an electric mixer, beat eggwhites until soft peaks form, taking care not to overwhip. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until dissolved. Gently fold whites into orange mixture, in two batches. Divide mixture among dishes.

4 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and browned lightly. Serve immediately, dusted with icing sugar, if desired.

Delicious variations for the blood orange fruit:

  • Navel orange juice, plus 2 tsp grated rind
  • Strained passionfruit pulp
  • Strained, pureed raspberries
  • Strained, pureed strawberries

The fun part of making this dish is watching the souffles rise in front of your eyes. It is important not to let this exhilaration overwhelm you because you need to take them out of the oven as soon as they have risen. Otherwise you will end up with something that is not Insta-worthy and looks like a deflated balloon.

Remember that blood oranges  are in season between August and early September. And don’t forget to treat yourself with a Zummo juice after all that hard work!

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