What’s For Dinner?: Savory Carrot Soufflé Recipe

My current favorite side dish is this gorgeous, fluffy, savory carrot soufflé. I first made it for my husband’s fancy birthday dinner at home, but it was unbelievably easy to make and so healthy and cheap, I’ve made it many times since. I can’t get enough of this side dish!

As long as you follow the basic ingredients (carrots and eggs), you can change the flavors to make any type of carrot soufflé. One time I made it with brown sugar and cinnamon to make a sweet dessert and it was wonderful. So, feel free to experiment with new flavors with this recipe. It is so versatile!

Finally, this recipe makes about 5-6 servings. If this is too many, just place the cooked soufflés in the fridge and reheat in the oven for about 5 minutes for leftovers. They don’t lose their texture and are still delicious even a couple days later.

Here is the recipe video:

INGREDIENTS:

-1 lb carrots
-4 eggs, separated
-1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
-salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil the carrots until soft.
  3. Puree or mash the carrots.
  4. Add the cayenne pepper, chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper. Taste test for any extra seasonings you want to add.
  5. Add the egg yolks and stir to combine.
  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks.
  7. Fold in the eggs whites to the soufflé mixture.
  8. Pour into buttered or sprayed ramekin dishes.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until it no longer jiggles.

Recipe: Sweet Bread (Honey Bread)

My absolute favorite bread is this concoction Drew created a few years ago. It is fool-proof, meaning I can make it, and so easy. You don’t even have to knead it! It is scrumptiously sweet and perfect for any time of day. I can’t believe it took so long to finally make this video and blog, but here it is!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup warm milk with 2.5 teaspoons yeast and dash of sugar
  • 1 whole egg plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 cups bread or all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:
1. Warm the milk about 30 seconds in the microwave and add the yeast and pinch of sugar. Stir gently and let sit 5-10 minutes, until the yeast is activated.
2. Mix the milk/yeast mixture, eggs, butter, and honey.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until well incorporated, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Cover with a warm, wet towel for 1 hour.
6. Transfer dough to the bread pan it will be baked in and let rise for another hour.
7. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, turning half way.
8. Once baked, let cool for 10 minutes, then slice it up. Add a little butter and enjoy!