Gingerbread Souffles With Vanilla Sauce

Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 15 mins

The warm and slightly spicy essence of gingerbread makes a great transition to ethereal souffles in this elegant dessert. One of my favorite flavours and they smell heavenly while they are baking...delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the sauce, combine the half and half, vanilla bean and vanilla seeds in a mediumsaucepan and bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  2. Take the pan from the heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks, then gradually whisk in the hot half and half.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon over medium low heat until the custard thickens enough to coat the badk of the spoon, about 5 minutes.
  5. (DO NOT BOIL or the mixture will curdle).
  6. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve into a small bowl and stir in the bourbon.
  7. Let cool to room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until fully chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  9. Butter eight ounce ramekins.
  10. Coat the insides evenly with sugar and shake out the excess.
  11. Put the dishes on a large baking sheet and set aside.
  12. Melt the butter in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat.
  13. Add the flour and whisk until the mixture is smooth and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
  14. Gradually whisk the milk into the flour mixture, whisking constantly until the milk is thickened and themixture is smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  15. Take the pan from the heat and whisk in the sugar, molasses, rum, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  16. Let cool until warm, about 10 minutes.
  17. Whisk in the egg yolks and set aside.
  18. Whip the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until frothy.
  19. Add the cream of tartar and beat until the whites are still, but not dry.
  20. Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture in three additions.
  21. Divide the batter among the prepared dishes and run the tip of a knife around the top of the mixture, about 1/2 inch from the edge to facilitate crowning.
  22. Bake the souffles until puffed and golden, about 15 minutes.
  23. Serve right away, making an indentation in the souffles and drizzling in the sauce.

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This was an excellent finish to what was a wonderful meal, having made your chicken recipe as well. I made this exactly as stated in the recipe and was very pleased with the results. The sauce was a wonderful touch! thanks for a great recipe!

Stinkerbell October 01, 2004

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