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Caramelised apple and Calvados soufflés

Australian Gourmet Traveller dessert recipe for caramelised apple and Calvados soufflés

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
Caramelised apple and Calvados soufflés
Caramelised apple and Calvados soufflés

Ingredients

Souffle
  • 330 ml milk
  • 3 pieces of lemon rind, removed with a peeler
  • 80 gm caster sugar, plus extra for moulds
  • 50 gm plain flour (1/3 cup)
  • 20 gm soft butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 20 ml Calvados
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced crossways using a mandolin
  • For dusting: pure icing sugar
Caramelised apple
  • 40 g butter
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths
  • 100 gm pure icing sugar
  • 30 ml Calvados
  • 50 ml pouring cream

Method

Main
  • 1
    For caramelised apple, heat butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add apples and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden. Sieve over icing sugar, toss to coat and cook for another 8-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until caramelised. Add Calvados, simmer for 2 minutes or until reduced, add cream and cook for one minute or until thick. Divide among four buttered and sugared 1 cup-capacity ceramic moulds and set aside.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 180C. Heat 250ml (1 cup) milk and lemon rind in a small saucepan and bring just to the boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, combine 60gm sugar, flour and remaining milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over milk mixture, whisk to combine and return to pan. Whisk over medium heat for 1 minute or until thick, remove from heat, remove lemon rind, add butter and mix to combine. Stand for 5 minutes, add Calvados and egg yolks and whisk to combine.
  • 3
    Whisk eggwhites and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form, scatter over remaining sugar and whisk until firm peaks form. Fold one-third of eggwhites into mixture until just combined, then fold through remaining eggwhite mixture. Divide among ramekins, smooth tops and run finger around edges. Top with a thin slice of apple and bake for 15-20 minutes or until risen and golden. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Notes

Drink Suggestion: Sweet cider. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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  • Author: Emma Knowles