Saturday, March 24, 2012

Orange Cointreau Soufflé







Jane's corner

To hear them talking so much of Captain Wentworth, repeating his name so often, puzzling over past years, and at last ascertaining that it might, that it probably would, turn out to be the very same Captain Wentworth whom they recollected meeting, once or twice, after their coming back
from Clifton--a very fine young man--but they could not say whether it was seven or eight years ago, was a new sort of trial to Anne's nerves. She found, however, that it was one to which she must inure herself. Since he actually was expected in the country, she must teach herself
to be insensible on such points.  And not only did it appear that he was expected, and speedily, but the Musgroves, in their warm gratitude for the kindness he had shewn poor Dick, and very high respect
for his character, stamped as it was by poor Dick's having been six months under his care, and mentioning him in strong, though not perfectly well-spelt praise, as "a fine dashing felow,
only two perticular about the schoolmaster," were bent on introducing themselves, and seeking his acquaintance, as soon as they could hear of his arrival.

Persuasion - Jane Austen (1818)




Orange Soufflé
Adapted from Les Dessert by Larousse

Ingredients serve 6

6 big oranges + juice
3 eggs ( separated white & yolks)
8 tbsp of powdered sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp Cointreau or any orange liqueur

Directions:


1) Cut the top part of each orange & squeeze the juice and reserve.

2) Empty the orange shells with a grapefruit spoon or a spoon & sprinkle some sugar inside the skins. 


3) Preheat the oven to 240°C. Beat egg yolks with sugar and cornstarch until smooth. Pour in the orange juice & mix till all combined.


4) Place orange mixture in a saucepan and heat over medium heat while stirring constantly til it thickens. Remove from the heat and add in orange liqueur. Leave to cool.


5) Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt & gradually add in sugar and keep beating till soft peaks.


6) Fold in egg whites into the orange mixture till well combined. Spoon in orange mixture in the orange skins. Bake for 20 minutes till puffy serve immediately.



This is the last orange that came out from the oven. Over tanned ! LOL

Bon Apetit

60 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. Love the idea of using orange shells as the serving dish. Beautiful, simply beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Angie for your lovely words! I was amazed by the fact they used the shell of the orange as well! It's a great idea , we don't have to clean the dishes once we're finish! LOL

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  2. You've done it again! I just had dinner and now all of a sudden I am starving... this looks so delicious, and oranges are one of the few fruits we can always get here. thanks for publishing all these lovely recipes.
    sending you a cyber hug
    love
    jutta

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    1. Hi Jutta, you are so sweet & funny! I'm really glad to know you because you always makes me laugh & make my day! LOL... me too, I'm sending a BIG cyber HUG to you dear friend! Have a great weekend, Jutta cutie! =)

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    2. hello you sweetie, i just discovered your answer because i wanted to leave you another comment thanking you for the lovely comment you left on my kitschy pillow post :-).
      if you activate your email address in blogger it is even easier to stay in contact, and i dont miss that beautiful answers! if you dont have it activated people have to come back to your blog to look if you answered them.
      so curious to see what you post next.
      lots of love and a wonderful week
      xxxx

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    3. Thanks dear Jutta for tips! I don't even know that I did not activate it. I was kinda busy this week . But I'll hop over to your blog soon. Take care & thanks again for letting me know about my email add. HUGS & have lovely week too dear friend. =)

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  3. Kit love these soufflés look amazing!!! and yum
    I read about Jane Austen life todays and I was surprise she die at 41 so young!
    I read all her books!!lol

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    1. Merci Gloria. Ya, Jane Austen died young & it's sad that she had not found that special someone!

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful - what a wonderful presentation!

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    1. Thanks Amy. Have a nice day, dear friend! =)

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  5. wow..great recipe & wonderful presentation!!! I would love to have this right now ;) Yum!!!

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    1. Thanks & I'll be happy to share these with you! =)

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  6. Hi I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) I really enjoy your blog and everything that you post and wanted to give you a shot out. if you go to the my post you can find out more about the award and nominate your own favorite blogs. take care and these souffles look incredible inside the oranges :)

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    1. Ghee thank you so much for thinking of me for the award! Glad that you like my space! I'll hopping to your blog right now; Domo Arigato for nominating the award! Have a nice day, Neshanne! =)

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  7. Lovely looking souffle ...Loooks yummmmmy!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Have a nice day! =)

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  8. Gorgeous looking dessert! A must try - that's for sure. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your nice words. Do give it a go & let me know: Have a nice day! =)

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  9. oh wow..I have never made anything like this before...I love the idea..thank you!!

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    1. Ghee thanks. I was also impressed when I looked at the picture in the cook book. That's why I wanna try it! LOL

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  10. Hi Kit, I love your orange cointreau, look really tempting.
    I'm always smiling when I drop by your blog cos of your gorgeous picture and beautiful presentation. You always come out with the most spectacular, lovely picture. And your baking skill is excellent too. :)

    And I'm following your Jane's corner too,getting interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    A big hugs for you and warm regards.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Hi Amelia, Thanks again for your encouraging words. I'm happy that you enjoy visiting my blog as well as I love to visit your blog! Since quite a number of you are reading my Jane's corner, T think I might add chapter per chapter. This way you'll get to know more about the contains of the Jane Austen's work. What do you think. Me too, I'm sending cyber hugs to you dear Amelia! Have a nice day! =)

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  11. Beautiful treat,looks stunning :)

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine! Have a nice day ! =)

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  12. What a brilliantly original idea to bake this in the orange- great presentation!

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    1. Thank you so much Kate. At first I was not sure that the soufflé might rise in the orange when bake. But it turned out exactly as in the recipe book! =)

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  13. i've never seen a souffle baked in an orange, i think this is brilliant idea, guests would be pleased seeing this. Very attractive and also i see them puffed up really nice!

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    1. Thanks Lena. Ya, I was not really sure that the soufflé will rise when bake . But it looks like it does & even I am impressed! Not only me my hubby & boys were too! Ya, great dessert to impressed friends! =)

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    1. Thanks Denine for dropping by. Have a nice day! =)

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  15. Wow such a clever idea to bake the souffle in the orange!! Looks amazing and I'm sure it tasted good too. I've never made a souffle but love eating them :)

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    1. Thanks Ros. Do give a try & let me know. Have a nice day! =)

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  16. Oooh I just love these!!Such a delicious and yummy delight!Perfect and refreshing and they look so cute in the Orange!Great way of baking them :)

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    1. Thanks Soni for you lovely words! Ya, they do look cute in the orange! Looks lovelier than the ordinary soufflé in a ramekin too! Have a nice day, Soni! =)

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  17. Oh my YUM! I love this! I bet it was amazing and that is why I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award because I ♥ your blog and think you have a wonderful blog! Have a fantastic week my friend!
    http://thymeofourlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger-awards.html

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    1. Oh wow! Ghee , thank you so much Serena for thinking of me for this awesome award! I really do appreciate it. glad that you like my blog coz I love yours too. I(m hopping to your space now! Have a lovely day, dear Serena! =)

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  18. It´s so cute. I just imagine that you´ve to take souffle photos very fast :).

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  19. Thanks, ya , not fast enough! It does sank a bit just before I've time to snap a picture! =)

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  20. Your souffles look amazing! I just have a hard time trying to get them perfect in the ramekin, so I know that the orange peel encasement is even more difficult. However,you did sail through it. Very talented and delicious creation. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks Tina for the encouraging words. I was not really convinced at first but when I saw them rising, I just couldn't believe that I did it. I'm amazed myself too!! Have a nice day , Tina! =)

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  21. I saw souffle in lemons a few days ago and was so tempted to make them. and now your orange souffle.. i have to make these! yours look so cute! I like the tanned one :P

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    1. LOL.. thanks Shannon! Ya, I love the tanned one too! hehehehe =)

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  22. That looks amazing! You are clever indeed.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Have a happy week. :0)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Have a lovely day! =)

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  23. Fabulous and what an elegant dessert!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words & for dropping by! Have a pleasant day! =)

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  24. so creative and lovely ....do stop by my blog and collect ur award :)

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    1. Oh wow! Another award coming from you! Thank so much for thinking of me for the award! I'll definitely will drop by your awesome blog! Have a lovely day, Resh! =)

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  25. What a great idea. They look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you so much ! Have a pleasant day! =)

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  26. This sounds great!! I'd love to try this souflle.The picture looks delicious!!!

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    1. thank you so much Purabi Naha. Glad that you like it. Have a nice day! =)

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  27. What an elegant dessert! It looks beautiful. Oranges can be tricky to work with. I know the naval oranges are larger and prettier to look at, but Florida oranges are much sweeter. Could you juice the oranges you plan to use as containers but use Florida oranges for the juice you need? I really want to try your recipe. Have a great day. Blessings..Mary

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  28. Hello, I love your blogs and beautiful pictures of the product you baked.

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  29. what a schmancy recipe! i love how you baked them in orange peels!!

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  30. This is such a beautiful dessert. My hubby would love this, he loves anything with oranges.

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  31. What a beautiful dessert presentation. I was thinking of doing something similar with creme brullee, but I will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. It is a truth universally acknowledged that foodies love souffle. And cupcakes. And salted chocolate caramels. Great blog!

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