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A soufflé will always fall, but you can control how much. As a general rule, the faster and more dramatic the rise of the soufflé, the more catastrophic the fall. A lower oven temperature and stiffer mix will give a slower rise and a slower fall. You can also use a water bath to control the temperature of the soufflé as it cooks. You can always re-puff a ...


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Folding is almost always done when you have one ingredient like whipped cream, egg whites, meringue, or similar which has had a lot of air whipped into it, and you are incorporating that with another ingredient. The folding motion is meant to disturb the whipped ingredient is little as possible, in order to retain the whipped in air, and thus the volume of ...


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They're kinda supposed to fall: egg protein just can't hold the shape independent of the hot air inside, so as it cools, it's going to fall. The only time one wouldn't fall is if you screwed it up and it never rose in the first place. The best thing to do is pull it right out and serve it. Timing is everything.


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No, salt actually destabilizes egg white foams. The small amount added to a souffle won't ruin the souffle, but the meringue will actually hold a bit better without it. There are many reasons for a souffle to not rise (overbeaten whites, bad folding, wrong base consistency, wrong oven temperature, etc.) but salt is not one of them.


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The pigments in raspberries can turn grey in an alkaline environment, and egg whites are one of the very few foods which are alkaline, although I am surprised the effect would be strong enough to notice. You might wish to whip your egg whites with a bit of cream of tartar or lemon juice to help them be less basic, and therefore not react with the raspberry ...


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It's going to depend on the material your ramekins are made from. If you have glass ones, maybe they'll break. But the typical porcelain ones should be fine. Keep in mind they're used for crème brûlée, which is prepared by chilling to set, followed by topping with some sugar, then caramelizing by either a torch or placing right under a broiler. Cold to ...


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I wouldn't worry about it too much -- those cold ramekins are still going to heat up relatively slowly over minutes. Dunking super hot ramekins into cold water, on the other hand, will cool them down in a matter of seconds which is where you're more likely to experience catastrophic thermal shock.


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Mary, Everything I see online does indicate that souffles can be problematic at altitude, so you're right to seek advice. Here's two resources for help: Cooking At High Altitude Blog: http://cookingathighaltitude.blogspot.com/2008/11/chocolate-souffle.html Pie in the Sky Cookbook: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780060522582-0


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Out of each of these I would say the tea cups although I really think you would be better to purchase/borrow a souffle dish. The souffle needs to rise and a vertical makes this far easier. I wouldn't use anything metal is it may get too hot too quickly and overcook the outside of the souffle. Something else you might want to try is to use a casserole ...


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Try a small amount of cream of tartar instead of xanthan gum. Cheaper, more readily available, and the acid stabilizes the protein matrix. Also, some tips from Better Homes and Gardens: use a collar, beat your egg whites to a stiff peak but remember to GENTLY fold them in, and don't open the oven door for at least 20-25 minutes to prevent cold air from ...


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There is no strict delineation between these two terms. Either can be savory or sweet. Some common differences are: Mousses may get their foaminess from from plain whipped egg whites, a meringue, whole eggs, whipped cream, or something else; a souffle is always leavened by whipped egg whites. Mousses (except for some seafood mousses, which are gently ...


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I think rather than a crust what this process would ideally do is to seal the top a bit so it would trap more steam but still be flexible. The trick is to do it long enough to form that seal but not long enough that it forms an actual crust which would stick to the rim and inhibit rising. A seal forms on the top naturally in the first few minutes in the ...



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