Grand Marnier Souffles

If you really want to impress your guests, these Grand Marnier soufflés are very elegant and delicious!

Yield:  6 Servings

INGREDIENTS

6 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened

Sugar, to dust the soufflé dishes

6 eggs, separated

½ cup sugar

¼ cup fresh orange juice

3 tablespoons Grand Marnier

2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Powdered Sugar

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Butter 6 individual soufflé dishes – 4 inches in diameter, using 1 teaspoon for each.  Dust each dish with sugar, shaking out excess.

Combine egg yolks, 7 tablespoons sugar, orange juice, liqueur and orange peel and whisk just until blended.  Beat egg whites with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar until soft peaks form.  Add lemon juice and blend thoroughly.  Fold yolk mixture into whites.  Spoon into soufflé dishes.  Use thumb to make rim around outer edge of the soufflés.  Bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes.  Remove soufflés from oven.  Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar, set dishes on napkin-lined plates and serve immediately. 

 

Source:  Le Francais Restaurant – Wheeling, IL