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Saturday 27th January 2007

Baby Breakfast Soufflé

For Tami’s Soufflé themed Donna Hay event I decided to stick with Donna’s original Cheddar and Spinach Soufflé recipe, however I want my entry to be a little more “cutesy”.
I adore things in miniature and they are the perfect fun thing to give my “little angels”.

Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé

Thinking the flavours would be a perfectly matched for breakfast,
the inspiration arrived for “Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé”

Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé

As I said I stuck with the original recipe, apart from two minor adjustments, the cheese I used was some traditional Swiss Gruyere which I still had leftover from the “silly season.”
The second adjustment was, I in fact halved the recipe, using two eggs instead of four! The halved recipe made around 14 small (40 ml egg cup) Soufflé.
Also as I was feeling a tad lazy to haul out my electric mixer and beaters, I whisked the egg whites by hand, much faster and less clean up!

Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé

They were a tasty treat for breakfast, if very difficult to catch on the camera!
I burnt my poor little fingers racing them to my wee studio setup!

Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé


I was a little disappointed with the shots I got, plus to my torment some dust, in the way of a little hair had settled in/on the lens. I never, perhaps very rarely “airbrush”, crop or touch up my photos in any way, yet today I had to remove those nasty blemishes.
Before taking any new shots I will have to inspect the lens very carefully and blow the little buggers away!

Baby Breakfast Egg Cup Soufflé


Still it was a lot of fun, I haven’t made many Soufflé before and this was certainly the first time attempting to photograph them.


Filed under Food Blog Events, Breakfast, Eggs


  1. These are adorable! And I bet they taste wonderful.

    That is the eternal food blogger dilemma - how to take the photo fast enough to capture the results! (And not burn your fingers)

    Ari (Baking and Books) — Saturday 27th January 2007 5:15 pm

  2. Ooo! Could these be any cuter?! Hope the fingers aren’t feeling too sore - the sacrifices that we make for our food blogs, hey? :)

    Ellie — Saturday 27th January 2007 9:52 pm

  3. I wish I never had to do any retouching! Your souffles are adorable.

    Brilynn — Sunday 28th January 2007 5:34 am

  4. 14! Wow. The rise AND fall is what the souffle is all about.
    These are beautiful. Sorry about the fingers.

    Tanna — Sunday 28th January 2007 6:03 am

  5. ooooooooooo they look so cute!! did you slit the mixture with a knife before went into the oven?

    arfi — Sunday 28th January 2007 6:36 am

  6. Oh, love your babt souffle version! SO cute and yummy!

    Anh — Sunday 28th January 2007 4:31 pm

  7. I love your itty bitty souffle-lettes (Try to say that 10 times fast). I also burned my fingers while photographing my souffle too. But we must suffer for our art.

    Mary — Sunday 28th January 2007 9:57 pm

  8. Bron - what a wonderful idea! The photos are lovely. I would be thrilled to have these myself for a weekend breakfast!

    catherine — Monday 29th January 2007 5:49 am

  9. I’ve made souffles so many times, but never for breakfast. They’re a natural, and I love the minis.

    Julie O'Hara — Monday 29th January 2007 8:01 am

  10. Beautiful little cuties. I love these Bron. Like you I burnt my fingers as I was rushing in the process!

    bea at La tartine gourmande — Monday 29th January 2007 3:34 pm

  11. I also burned my fingers doing this! :) Your baby souffles look adorable! What a great idea, making them in egg cups! I think the shots you got were great! :)

    joey — Monday 29th January 2007 6:51 pm

  12. Bron, adorable. The girls must have loved them. Great twist and superb images as always. Cheers, Paul
    p.s. what ever happened to the famous oven mitten?

    Paul — Monday 29th January 2007 9:50 pm

  13. These are so adorable! I love miniature food and your pictures just magnifies the cuteness therefore the tastiness. Yum!

    Veron — Tuesday 30th January 2007 2:51 am

  14. Those look TOO cute!

    Jeff — Tuesday 30th January 2007 4:52 am

  15. Aww… I love miniature dishes! I especially love the idea of making the souffles in egg cups - too adorable!

    gilly — Tuesday 30th January 2007 7:03 am

  16. I bet these taste fabulous! They are indeed adorable. Great job!

    Helen — Tuesday 30th January 2007 3:22 pm

  17. if these are not the cutest little souffles, i just don’t know what are! seriously, could these get any cuter? :-) i’m sure they were absolutely tasty too :-) fantastic photos as always, bron!

    amanda — Wednesday 31st January 2007 12:18 am

  18. Bron - you are far to clever. Brilliant idea. Thanks for participating.

    barbara — Wednesday 31st January 2007 9:54 am

  19. Adorable doesn’t begin to describe these!! Kudos to you for the inspired rendition and for capturing a souffle wtill in the “up” position! It’s always so hard to capture that perfect just-out-the-oven puffiness but you’ve done a fab job :)

    Jeanne — Thursday 1st February 2007 1:53 am

  20. OMG these look amazing! So cute! I’m so jealous of your little ones!

    Dianka — Thursday 1st February 2007 8:57 am

  21. I love your mini souffléttes - incredibly cute and I bet very tasty!

    J — Sunday 4th February 2007 1:20 pm

  22. So adorable!

    peabody — Monday 5th February 2007 12:54 pm

  23. So adorable and inspired! The burnt fingers were worth it! What’s retouching, by the way ;)

    Freya — Monday 5th February 2007 9:13 pm

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