A wonderful and unusual dessert, this soufflé is especially good served with hunks of broken bittersweet chocolate. Of course, it’s also delicious plain.
Please note that this recipe requires two waiting periods. The first step needs to be done several hours ahead of time. You will also need to allow a minimum of 45 minutes for the cooked mixture to cool to room temperature.
- 6 eggs, large
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/8 tsp. plus a pinch of salt (divided for use)
- 1/4 cup sugar (divided for use)
- 16 oz. orange juice concentrate, defrosted
- 20 drops SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia SteviaClear® Sweet Drops™
- 1/4 tsp. orange peel, dried
- Nonstick spray for the soufflé dish
Separate the eggs, placing yolks in a small bowl and the whites in a large one. Beat the yolk until smooth. Cover both bowls tightly with plastic wrap and leave out at room temperature for several hours.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, and 2 Tbsp. of the sugar. Drizzle in about a quarter of the orange juice concentrate, and whisk until the dry ingredients are completely dissolved. In a medium saucepan, whisk this mixture in with the remaining orange juice concentrate, the SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia SteviaClear® Sweet Drops™, and the orange peel. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently, until it begins to thicken (about 5-8 minutes). Drizzle in the beaten egg yolks, whisking constantly. Cook for about 3 minutes longer, remove from heat, and let stand until mixture has cooled to room temperature (about 45 minutes).
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard soufflé dish with nonstick spray.
Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until they become opaque. Sprinkle in the remaining 2 Tbsp. of sugar, and resume beating until the whites form stiff peaks. Add one spoonful of the whites to the cooked mixture, and fold it in gently with a rubber spatula to lighten things up. Using the same spatula, add the orange mixture to the beaten egg whites in dollops, folding gently from the bottom of the bowl as you go. Fold until mostly blended without over-mixing. It does not need to be uniform.
Transfer the batter to the prepared dish and bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.