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Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 of cloud and 1/3 cup compote)
This is a case where you want your soufflé to fall. As it does, the lemon flavor intensifies, and the texture becomes almost cakelike. Any berries will work in place of the strawberries.

Ingredients

  • Cloud:
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 large egg whites
  • Dash of salt
  • Compote:
  • 2 cups quartered small strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Nutrition Information

  • calories 187
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.8 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 71 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 65 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare cloud, preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly coat a 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar, shaking out excess. Place dish on a baking sheet.

  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Stir in lemon rind, juice, and egg yolks. Place over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; immediately scrape mixture into a glass bowl. Cool to room temperature.

  4. Place egg whites and salt in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds or until foamy. Increase mixer speed to high. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating just until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon into prepared dish. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Remove from oven, and cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cover and chill.

  5. To prepare compote, combine strawberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and mint; toss gently. Cover and chill. Serve with lemon cloud.

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