Light as air and fluffy like a cloud, the art of the souffle is taking over the breakfast trend, bringing height and a nice jiggle to the table with souffle pancakes, omelettes, and more! It may take a skilled cook to really master a classic chocolate souffle or cheese souffle, but the basics of the technique are suited quite nicely to the everyday breakfast chef. A simple whisk of egg whites truly lifts these foods into another dimension without specialty equipment or expert skill.
The ‘souffle’ method comes from a base of eggs, which lends itself perfectly to breakfast food. To properly souffle, egg whites and yolks are separated and the whites are then whipped into stiff peaks. Yolks are then gently folded back into the whites mixture and then mixed with another sauce (cheese, chocolate, etc.) and baked to achieve a light and airy texture. This process can be a bit tedious, but the first bite into a fluffy souffle is a dream. Read more for how to incorporate this classic technique into modern breakfast dishes:
Whipped egg whites give this classic dish an impressive amount of height and tenderness; folded egg yolks into the batter of this omelette truly make this dish shine. Play around with fillings to suit your breakfast, lunch, or even dinner preferences like this Souffle Omelette with Spinach, Artichokes and Brie. Get the recipe.
These incredible pancakes are stacked high and have a major jiggle factor! The Japanese method actually cooks these pancakes into molds placed on the skillet, as the batter is fairly loose and needs structure for the classic souffle texture. Get the recipe.
These pastries are perfect for a celebratory breakfast or brunch, puffing up into cheesy, eggy goodness within a flaky pastry shell. As the egg falls, the inside of the souffle will be cheesy and tender—a guaranteed winner. Get the recipe.
This giant pancake has a buttery interior and tender crust from the whipped egg white batter and slow cooking process. Similar to a classic Dutch baby pancake, this breakfast treat is topped with fresh, seasonal berries and served straight out of the pan. Get the recipe.
A crust of puff pastry is fitted into small ramekins and filled with light and fluffy souffle batter. Creamy and delicate goat cheese is whisked into the yolks before folding into the egg whites, adding a delicate and creamy flavor to these decadent cups. Get the recipe.
For a autumnal take on the souffle pancake, these pumpkin pancakes are extraordinarily light and fluffy due to the addition of whipped egg whites. Pumpkin can be a heavy ingredient in many baked goods, but these pancakes are as airy as can be with the souffle technique. Get the recipe.
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