17 January 2011

Reader Request Monday's - Pumpkin Soufflé

This weeks Reader Request Monday was suggested by my lovely sister. She actually suggested it a previous week, but I thought it was a great idea. You see...I have never even THOUGHT of making a soufflé before. So, last night, I whipped up some mini soufflés.

Maybe it was the recipe I used, but it was so easy. That is...if you followed the recipe. You see, I just woke up from a 2 hour nap, and when I nap for that long, I feel weird. Like woozie, hungover, and generally worse than before I took a nap. So I wasn't quite on my game. And this happened:
It was actually much worse, but I had thrown half of the mess out by the time I thought to take a picture. Like I said, the recipe was very easy, but for some reason, I kept mixing the wrong ingredients together, or using a yolk instead of a white, incorrect measuring, yadda, yadda, yadda. So, I made this batter 4 times before baking it. The recipe only calls for 2 egg yolks and 4 egg whites. I went through almost 2 dozen eggs screwing this up. It got to the point that when I cracked an egg, I just threw the rest of it on the counter instead of taking the time to walk to the garbage or sink. I can be a real disaster sometimes.

Once I finally got it in the oven, set the timer to 12 minutes, I was relived. I'm sure Aaron was too...who knows what would have happened in the kitchen if it didn't work! It was just one of those kitchen nights.

Have you ever had one of those kitchen experiences?

As you can see, they rose beautifully (well, I thought so anyway). Don't mind my nasty baking sheet, I use that one underneath oven spillables. It works by the looks of it. By donating a cookie sheet, it saves on lots of cleanup time.

It was fun to see how big they got, and it was amazing how light and fluffy they were.
I will definitely make these again, just when I'm a little more awake. Don't be intimidated by my kitchen experience, or by the word 'soufflé'-it's much easier than I ever imagined. Great suggestion sister!

Below you'll find the recipe, but for next week we will continue Reader Request Monday's!

Reader Request Monday's is where you, the reader, request what meals/product reviews/anything that you would like to see here at Kacey's Kitchen! Over the week I will make one of your suggestions and will post the recipe and pictures the next Monday.

So, what would you like to see on Kacey's Kitchen, leave a comment below!
Pumpkin Soufflé
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup solid-pack canned pumpkin
  • 4 egg whites
  • Extra sugar and butter for ramekins

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Butter 6 4-oz ramekins, and coat them with sugar.
  3. Whisk together egg yolks, pumpkin and 1/4 cup sugar. Whisk in flour until thickened evenly.
  4. In a saucepan, bring milk and nutmeg to scalding over medium heat (just until little bubbles form at the edges of the pan), remove from heat.
  5. Pour milk into the yolk mixture and whisk until blended.
  6. In a metal bowl, whisk egg whites until very foamy. Add 1/4 cup of sugar in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Beat until egg whites form soft peaks.
  7. Pour half of the egg whites into the yolk mixture and stir. Pour the new yolk mixture into the remaining egg whites, and fold until blended.
  8. Pour batter into ramekins, bake immediately for 12 minutes.


  1. I most certainly have had days in the kitchen like that. And am happy you posted about it because it makes all of us out there feel better, I am sure, to discover we are not alone!

  2. I think I could start a whole new blog about my kitchen disasters and what they look like! It might scare people though!!!! Ha Ha!

  3. yum!

    i understand a kitchen disaster here and there... Looks great and fluffy though kacey!

  4. I would like to see you make something Richard Simmons might make. Something with butterflies...beautiful butterflies...

  5. Oh Lisa! Your glittery ways are genius! Maybe I'll be able to get our old pal Richy to come and guest blog for me! He will paint my kitchen with happiness! Wouldn't that be magical?! I feel like I could do 1 million jumping jacks right now thinking about it!


    P.S. Are you due for refills?

  6. These look so good :) Thanks for making what I suggested!!

  7. Of course my lovely sister! They came out great, minus the whole disaster part!

  8. I have always heard-----a messy cook is a good cook.lol And from the looks of this,you are a great cook.