Have you ever just craved something sweet, light and airy like a cloud? I have the perfect sweet vanilla soufflé for you just in case you have ever wanted to try one! Don't let the long instructions scare you away because let's face it when there is a long list of instructions they kind of intimidate even me. Surprisingly its not at all hard to make, bakes beautifully and the finished results are just amazing! Can we also just take a moment and talk about the texture? Its so light and fluffy, not overly sweet, seriously feels like you are eating a cloud. Try this next time you want to know what a cloud feels like! If you want to know how to make your own Sweet Vanilla Soufflé then follow the step by step instructable or watch the video tutorial here:
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 2 Tablespoons Butter (room temp)
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- 1 1/3 Cup whole Milk (divided)
- 1/3 Cup plus 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Flour
- 1 ½ Tablespoon Butter
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste
- 4 large eggs (separated)
- Powdered sugar (for dusting)
Step 2: Prepare Ramekins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using the first 2 Tablespoons of butter, butter the inside of 6 ramekins and use the 1/4 cup of sugar to coat the inside of each, making sure to cover all the interior surfaces (this will help the soufflés rise). Set aside the prepared soufflé dishes.
Step 3: Warm Milk
In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, bring 1 cup of milk just to steaming (you don't want to boil the milk).
Step 4: Separate Eggs and Stir in Ingredients
Separate the 4 eggs into two separate bowls. In the bowl with the egg yolks, stir together 1/3 cup granulated sugar, egg yolks, 1/3 cup flour, and the remaining 1/3 cup milk until it forms a smooth batter.
Step 5: Tempering the Mixture
Slowly whisk 1/3 of the hot milk into the batter, making sure to combine the ingredients until they are completely smooth. Add the tempered batter back into the hot milk in the pan and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir and cook the mixture until it has thickened, this takes about 1 minute.
Step 6: Add Butter and Cool
Stir the butter into the mixture. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and allow it to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Add Vanilla
Stir in the vanilla bean paste once mixture has cooled. Make sure everything is well combined.
Step 8: Beat Egg Whites
In the bowl with the egg whites beat the egg whites on medium high speed until they become just foamy, and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Continue whisking the egg whites on high speed until they hold stiff glossy peaks and can hold when turned upside down on the whisk.
Step 9: Combining Egg Whites and Batter
Gently fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the vanilla batter mixture, then carefully fold in the remaining whipped egg whites. Be careful not to overmix, a few streaks are better than deflated egg whites.
Step 10: Add Batter to Ramekins and Bake
Spoon the soufflé mixture into the prepared dishes and add the ramekins to a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the soufflé has risen with a crusty exterior.
Step 11: Enjoy!
Serve the soufflé with a dusting powdered sugar while warm (they will deflate a bit). Enjoy!
Step 12: Video Tutorial
If you prefer a video tutorial, you can watch it here!