Prep 4 hrs
Cook 15 mins
Posted for a request for recipes using gelatin. I have not tried this yummy sounding recipe that I found in The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook. This is a cold souffle.
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- 3⁄4 cup sugar, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
- 1⁄3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 lime, zest of, grated
- 1⁄8 teaspoon green food coloring
- 1 cup heavy cream or 1 cup whipping cream
- In a double boiler, stir gelatin with 1/4 cup sugar and salt until well mixed.
- In a small bowl with wire whisk, beat egg yolks with cold water and lime juice until mixed; stir into gelatin mixture and cook over hot, NOT BOILING, water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon.
- Remove from heat, stir in 1 teaspoon of grated peel and food coloring; pour into a large bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, prepare collar for a 1-quart soufflé dish by cutting a piece of 12-inch-wide foil to fit around the soufflé dish and overlap by about 2 inches (it would be about 24 inches long for a 2-quart dish); then fold the foil in half lengthwise; carefully wrap foil strip around the outside of the dish so that the collar stands about 3 inches above rim; fasten the foil collar securely with a piece of cellophane tape.
- In a small bowl with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beating at high speed, gradually sprinkle in 1/2 cup sugar; beat until sugar is completely dissolved- whites should stand in stiff peaks; spoon mixture into bowl with lime mixture.
- In a small bowl with mixer at medium speed, whip the cream; gently fold with beaten egg whites into lime mixture.
- Pour into prepared soufflé dish; chill until firm, at least 3 hours; carefully remove foil collar and garnish with remaining peel.