Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Maple Syrup Soufflé

I've gotten so caught up with life lately, that I just haven't felt like sitting on my laptop and blogging. My energy level has hit a new low. I literally can't keep my eyes open. I think it's those detox pills. Which I have been sticking to. I'm now on my second week, so I'm taking two a day. And let me just say, I can really tell a difference. Not really in a good way. I'm super tired, they're making me so nauseous, and my stomach will just ache all the time, Blah..But I know it's a part of the process and I just have to stick through it. If you aren't sure what detox pills I'm on, read about it here.

With my energy being so low, I haven't wanted to much of anything. I think I'm just drained. Along with that, I've been getting severe headaches, which I'm not sure is a side effect. I haven't even looked that up! Man, you can really tell I'm just not myself when I don't google something, let alone some side effect.

Last night, I got a sudden burst of energy...okay, maybe not a burst. But I decided I wanted bake something. I wasn't feeling anything to involved. I came across a recipe that called for two ingredients. I like the sound of that already. Have you ever heard of a maple soufflé? Yeah, me either. All I know is I love syrup. Yes, that extremely sweet sugary stuff. Lately, all I want is breakfast food, or maybe it's just the syrup...Oh well. Thank goodness though, that on my diet, I am allowed 100% pure maple syrup. Just in small amounts. I'll confess, I probably overdue it on my amounts, but hey, give me some credit, that's probably the only sweet thing I have had all week. Anyways, I have had egg soufflés before, and I am a big fan. I have always drizzled syrup on mine..surprised? So finding a recipe that calls for only eggs, and maple syrup..say what?! I think the recipe turning out intrigued me more than how it would taste. So with only two ingredients, and just a few simple steps. I was on a mission...

Maple Soufflé 

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/3 Cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
4 ramekins 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Separate egg whites from egg yolks

In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and maple syrup

This is what the mixture looks like..not so easy on the eyes at first: 




In a stainless steel mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
**Be careful not to over beat them**

Once the egg white peaks are formed, gently fold in your maple syrup mixture. Pour into 4 ramekins and place on a baking sheet. 


 Place in the oven, and turn the heat down to 375 degrees.
Bake for 10 min, place a small toothpick to test for doneness. If it comes out clean, they're done. If still gooey, cook for a little longer. But watch them closely.

Final Product: A Maple Soufflé


Aren't the pretty?! I'll be honest, this is my first time ever making a soufflé. I was a bit nervous. But they puffed up great! They taste like maple syrup. So to me, that's a good thing. So don't be intimidated by a soufflé. They are actually pretty easy!

Cheers!