Breakfasts: Cheese, Eggs, Protein Substitutes: Strawberry Ricotta Soufflé

A light fresh dish, perfect for brunch, sure to delight!

Author: Recipe and photo provided courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission. © California Strawberry Commission. All rights reserved.
Date: February 18, 2013

Suggestions: ** Make Amaretto Strawberries first, allowing for pre-refrigeration.

Serves: 8 person(s)
Yield: 8 x wedges

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Extra Time: 3 hrs (for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    1 softened butter or margarine (for souffle dish)
    1 coating of granulated sugar (for souffle dish)
    1 (15 or 16 oz) container part-skim ricotta cheese
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    4 eggs, divided
    3 Tbsp unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
    2 Tbsp flour
    1/2 tsp almond extract
    1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
    1 sprinkling of powdered sugar (garnish)
    2 pint baskets California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
    1/3 cup amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur) *
    1/4 cup powdered sugar (for Amaretto Strawberries)

Directions:

    (** Note: see 'suggestions' above)

    SOUFFLE: Generously butter an 8-inch souffle dish; coat with granulated sugar, shaking out excess. Set aside. Heat oven to 375ºF.

    In mixer bowl, beat ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 3 of the eggs and 1 egg yolk, crumbs, flour and extract to blend thoroughly.

    With clean beaters, in small bowl beat the remaining egg white until stiff but not dry; gently fold into cheese mixture. Pour into prepared dish. Bake in center of preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes until lightly browned and edges begin to pull away from side of dish.

    Cool on rack about 3 minutes until souffle begins to fall. Loosen edges with knife and invert onto serving plate with wide rim. Sprinkle with almonds and dust with powdered sugar.

    Surround with Amaretto Strawberries. Serve warm, cut into wedges. Top each serving with Amaretto Strawberries.

    AMARETTO STRAWBERRIES: In bowl combine California strawberries, amaretto and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Toss to dissolve sugar, cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours.

Variations:

    * If desired, 1/2-teaspoon almond extract can be substituted for the amaretto.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:264 cals
Kilojoules:1,105 kJ
Fat:10.0 g
Carbohydrates:29.0 g
Protein:11.0 g
Cholesterol:110.0 mg
Sodium:127 mg
Saturated Fat:4.0 g
Fiber:3.0 g
Calcium:183.0 mg
Total Sugars:17.7 g

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