Monday, 6 September 2010

Rhubarb and custard kinda soufflé


• 400g rhubarb, cut into 2.5cm chunks
• 100g caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
• 25g softened butter
• 6 gingersnap biscuits
• 150g readymade custard, plus extra for serving
• 1 large free-range or organic egg yolk, plus 4 egg whites
• 1 teaspoon plain flour
sea salt


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4 and put in a baking tray to heat up. Put the rhubarb into a saucepan with the 100g of sugar. Put a lid on the pan and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, until the rhubarb is soft. Put to one side and leave to cool completely.
Get yourself six ramekin dishes and rub their insides with the butter. Put the gingersnap biscuits into a sandwich bag, tie a knot in the top and smash the biscuits with a rolling pin or the bottom of a pan to make quite fine crumbs. Dust the insides of the buttered ramekins with the smashed biscuits, then shake out any excess crumbs and keep them for later. (You can put the dishes into the fridge at this point until you’re ready to put your soufflés together.)

Blob a tablespoon of the cooled stewed rhubarb into each ramekin dish. Mix the rest of the rhubarb with the custard, the egg yolk and the flour. In a large, clean bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until you have soft peaks. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and whisk on a high speed until the whites are very stiff – this should take about 3 minutes.

Working gently, fold 2 spoonfuls of the stiff egg whites into the rhubarb mixture. Tip this into the bowl containing the remaining egg whites and fold together very carefully. Divide the mixture between the ramekins and level the tops. Wipe the rims of the dishes clean.
Remove the hot baking tray from the oven and place the ramekins on it. Put back into the preheated oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the soufflés are a lovely golden colour and have risen nicely. Serve immediately, sprinkled with your leftover gingersnap crumbs.


  1. AWESOME thank you very much!

  2. OOOooo This is great! Just in time for labor day too!

  3. O_O, I'm so going to try this out, looks delicious

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  6. hey, my grandma used to make these

  7. Nice blog! I will follow you.

  8. awesome ill try making them one day :D


  9. mmm i gave this a try, the ginger snap really added a little something extra at the end =)

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  10. You really have quality recipes or atleast the picture look so xD

  11. nice, i am gonna try these out even though i'm terrible at cooking XD

    anyway, just showing some love :)

  12. Nice blog, supporting you mate.

  13. great post, making me hungry. :P

  14. Looks good, but I'd probably destroy the kitchen if I tried to make it.

  15. Followed, also: Nom nom nom :D

  16. Just showing some support.
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  17. I have rhubarb growing in my back yard. Well I do in the summer. It's too cold now. Another 8 months until I can try this out. Unless I go to the store. But then I have to get dressed. Hmmmm...

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  19. this looks SO good.
    and, reminds me of my grama.
    3 points to gryfandor!