How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 200 Celsius (380 F)
  • Cook the broccoli in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and allow to cool slightly, then chop into little bite size portions
  • Put olive oil and butter in a fry pan, add onion & garlic and saute until onion has softened. Tip onion/garlic mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add broccoli, ricotta, parmesan, egg yolks, nutmeg, cayenne, pepper, sea salt and mix well with a large spoon.
  • In your mixer bowl (or use hand whisk if necessary) place egg whites, cream of tartar and a sprinkling of sea salt. Whisk the egg whites until they are very stiff and fluffy.
  • Add about 1/3 of the egg whites to the onion/broccoli/cheese mixture and stir in well (this loosens up that part of the mixture).
  • Grease a soufflĂ© or casserole dish with some butter and then add the breadcrumbs to the bottom of the dish. Roll dish around so that the inside is coated with the breadcrumbs. Tip out and discard any remaining breadcrumbs.
  • Now gently fold in the remaining egg white to the onion/broccoli/cheese mixture taking care to keep the result light and fluffy.
  • Tip mixture into coated dish and place into oven.
  • Bake for 40 minutes (mixture will set and top will bake a lovely brown), remove, allow to rest for 3-5 minutes then serve.

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  • Stigzmum 7 years ago
    I've never ever done a souffle in my life before and this one was a huge first time success! Great recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    gindot ate it and said...
    This sounds so good. It doesn't sound hard to make at all.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds dreamy! I'll give it a try.
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  • virtualsteve 9 years ago
    Thanks again Sweetwords - you'll love this recipe if you like broccoli and there's something you can privately chuff about when you make your first soufflé and it stays fluffy and light (as this one does). Enjoy :)
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  • sweetwords 9 years ago
    Wow! I keep an eye out for broccoli recipes, and I've never made a souffle before, so here's a perfect opportunity. Thanks!
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