Easy Pattypan Mini Souffle




Introduction: Easy Pattypan Mini Souffle

About: So many things to learn and make, so little time! I like things that are cool, useful, efficient, well crafted.

Pattypan are less known cousins to pumpkins. They look funny, can grow up to a moderate size, and taste very delicate and slightly sweet when young and small.

Here is a soufflé recipe that is quite simple. In particular it does not involve separating egg yolks from white and beating the latter.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

For two small pattypans:
  • 1 egg
  • 100g cheese (Gruyere, Tilsit, Jura)
  • 1 dl cream
  • pepper
You will also need some wax paper.

This recipe is only about the pattypans, so you should additionally plan the other parts of your meal.

Step 2: Prep the Pattypans

  • Carefully cut off the top part
  • Hollow out the pattypan
  • Keep the top part for decoration, cutting it thinner if needed
  • Steam for approx 2 minutes

Step 3: Make the Filling

  • Mix one egg
  • Add grinded cheese
  • Add cream
  • Add some pepper
  • Optionally, add some pressed garlic

Step 4: Bake

Pre-heat oven: 180°C / 360°F, middle to slightly low rack position
  • Cut a band of wax paper
  • Staple it to form a ring
  • It must fit into the hole
  • Carefully add the filling, not exceeding the top of the pattypan
Bake for approx 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook any other things you have planned.
  • Constantly check your oven. The top of the soufflé may not burn. Due to the fact that the heat has to cross the pattypans, it takes a bit longer than for traditional small soufflés. If it is still liquid but brown on top, switch the heating to bottom only.
When the filling is moderately firm (but not hard; must be similar to a soft flan), take out of oven, and carefully remove the wax paper.

Step 5: Serve

Serve with rice or noodles, and anything else you want. Add spices according to your liking.

Bon appétit!

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    10 years ago on Step 4

    Why is the wax paper neccesary?


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    The soufflé will raise better and more evenly. Wax paper is then easy to remove.

    If you use beaten egg whites, it could grow much higher than on the photo. With the paper you'd get a nice cylinder.


    Really cute idea! I only ever seem to find the tiny tiny pattypans - I wonder if this would be do-able with those as well?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The shown mini pattypans are from our garden.

    I've only seen the micro ones as preserves in oil, stuffed with goat cheese or philadelphia-like cream cheese. I just love them too. But I think the size would make them very critical to host a soufflé, as well as to get baked properly.