Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet potato souffles


Sweet Potato Souffles 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tb. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 baked and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Prepare ahead: Baked two average-side sweet potatoes at 400 degrees F, for 45 minutes–or until soft. Cool completely. (I usually do this earlier in the week so I can make the souffles quickly when I’m ready.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and move the top rack down to the center. Butter and sugar 6 – 8 oz. ramekins and set them on a cookie sheet.
  3. Place the milk, pumpkin pie spice, egg yolks, flour, salt and sweet potato flesh in the blender. Blend on high until completely smooth. Then pour the mixture into a bowl.
  4. Rinse the blender jar with hot soapy water and dry thoroughly. Then place the egg whites, sugar and corn starch in the blender. Blend on a low setting until very frothy. (The egg white will not whip into a meringue because they will not get enough air in the blender, but “very frothy” will do the trick!)
  5. Pour the frothy egg whites over the sweet potato mixture and fold in.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared ramekins and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, until they rise high above the ramekins.
  7. Remove from the oven, dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 25 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6

Note:  she is using a professional grade Blendtec - not sure how a regular blender will fare.  

4 comments:

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    1. I know! I don't care for sweet potatoes unless they're in a dessert like this or a sweet potato pie. With bourbon in it - yum!

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    2. I like using alcohol while cooking. I really love red wine in spaghetti sauce, which is very random. But also true.

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    3. I'm not able to make spaghetti sauce without red wine. And a ton of garlic. And basil. I'm actually making stuffed shells for Thanksgiving and will make that sauce for it. I enjoy turkey but that whole turkey with fixins in November just isn't my favorite thing - I'd rather have that in deep Winter. Like maybe for Groundhog Day!

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