The recipe for the April 3rd weekends in a French kitchen was Artichoke Souffle. Since we were in a nearby town that has a Trader Joes recently, I looked for some fresh artichokes to make this dish. Since they didn’t have any and I didn’t have any luck any where else I went, I opted for the artichoke hearts in a can. A couple of the employees there recommended them highly. While there I picked up some Comte cheese as well for the souffle. I was all set to make the recipe and came down with a nasty cold. I was finally able to make this recipe tonight.
Once I had my Mise en place and got the bechamel made and cooled it went quickly. I loved how nice they looked straight out of the oven, puffed high and golden brown. The canned Trader Joe artichoke hearts made it take less time, since I didn’t have to cook my artichokes and remove the choke part. Not sure if I sacrificed any taste by going that route, but I thought they tasted amazing.
I decided to make a half recipe and baked them in my 8 once Le Creuset mini cocottes. I ended up with three. Hubby and son wouldn’t touch them so I ended up eating two for my supper. They were delicious.
Ready for the oven
Here’s a link to the recipe on Mimi’s blog, Manger:
Don’t be scared of making your own souffles, if I can make them so can you.
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