Monday, September 26, 2011

frozen lemon souffle

the goods:

1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest plus 3/4 cup lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
8 large eggs, whites and yolks separated
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold heavy cream
raspberries, for serving
confectioners' sugar, for serving

In a medium saucepan, whisk together granulated sugar, lemon zest and juice, egg yolks, and salt over medium-high. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and small bubbles form around edge of pan, about 5 minutes. (do not boil). Immediately remove from heat while continuing to whisk. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof bowl, pressing on lemon curd with a rubber spatula. Place plastic wrap directly against surface of curd and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes (or up to overnight).

Meanwhile, wrap outside of a 3 and 1/3 cup souffle mold or four 6-ounce ramekins with parchment, extending 2 to 3 inches above rim (it should fit snugly). Secure with tape; set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites on high until stiff peaks form, 2 minutes. Gently fold egg whites into cooled lemon curd. In the same large bowl, beat cream on high until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Gently fold whipped cream into lemon curd mixture. Pour into mold and freeze until firm, 6 hours (or up to overnight).

 To serve, remove parchment, top with raspberries and dust with confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

Andrea Andrus said...

why did I never see/get to try this?! you KNOW I'm a lemon fanatic! this is why you had that dream about me mad at you... hah jk ly!