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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Raspberry Soufflé Gateau

Have you ever stumbled across a recipe and viewed the picture and just knew you wanted to cook or bake it but you needed the right occasion to indulge your desire for this? I have been drooling over such a gateau now for a couple of weeks ever since Cakes Galore by Valerie Barrett came into my possession. I first spotted this wonderful book on the lovely Margaret’s Blog at Kitchen Delights where she had baked a most gorgeous Easter cake from this book. If you haven’t visited Margaret’s Blog yet please do it’s a magnificent Blog, many thanks “M” for posting about this book!

I have company arriving and no better time to try out this recipe of Raspberry Soufflé Gateau. I have slightly adapted the recipe to suit my needs and also availability of ingredients. I aimed for a more in-depth adult taste by adding Chambord liqueur made from small black raspberries and other fruits and herbs combined with delicious honey. Now if this liqueur was good enough for King Louis XIV of France, it most certainly is for my guests. It did enhance the flavour of the raspberries for the couli as the main flavour for the Soufflé. I did have a little trouble turning the Gateau out due to not having a flat based tin, I must invest in one of those!

Note this recipe does contain raw egg whites if in any doubt use pasteurised egg whites.

I am posting my adapted recipe for this Raspberry Soufflé Gateau but you will find the original recipe in Cakes Galore by Valerie Barrett a very worthwhile book to have in your collection of cookbooks.

Adapted Raspberry Soufflé Gateau Recipe

Serves 10 – 12 slices

75g butter, melted
225g digestive biscuits, crushed
150g caster sugar
400g frozen raspberries
1 tbsp powdered gelatine
300 ml double cream
3 egg whites
Pinch of cream of tartar
200ml double cream, whipped to soft peaks
200g fresh raspberries
4 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
3 tbsp Chambord liqueur

You will also need a 20cm (8 in) springform tin preferably with a flat base and greased with a little butte.


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

In a mixing bowl add the crushed biscuits, 50g of the sugar and melted butter and stir with a wooden spoon to bring the crumbs together a little before placing in the base of the tin. Flatten the crumbs down with your hand and place the tin into the preheated oven to bake for 10 minute, then leave to cool on the side.

In a saucepan add the raspberries and the Chambord liqueur and simmer the fruit gently until the fruit seems soft. Place all the fruit into a food processor and whizz until the fruit is blitzed up. Sieve the raspberry juices over a bowl to remove the pips and discard them.

In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, add 3 tablespoons of hot water and sprinkle over the gelatine. Stir until this is dissolved and place into the raspberry couli and leave aside.

In another mixing bowl add the 300 ml double cream and whip until soft peak stage. Now fold this into the raspberry couli.

In a large grease free bowl add the egg whites and whisk until soft peak then whisk in the cream of tartar and the remaining sugar a little at a time until the mixture is thick and glossy. Fold the whisked egg whites into the raspberry couli and cream mixture. Spoon the mixture on top of the biscuit base and place into the fridge for 2 – 3 hours or until set.

Remove the gateau from the tin very gently and place onto a serving plate. Place the 200ml double cream, whipped to soft peaks in a piping bag fitted with a rose nozzle and pipe around the top edge of the gateau. Pile fresh raspberries in the centre and spoon over the warmed jam over the raspberries.


Maria said...

Rosie this is a beautifaul dessert to serve your guests and I am sure they will love and enjoy it!

I totally agree about the book, it's one every baker needs in their collection.


Rosie said...

Hi Maria, thank you sweetie:) I do hope they will enjoy this dessert -I will keep you posted!

Hugs Rosie x

Bellini Valli said...

This is such a perfect as well as good looking dessert to serve to guests Rosie. A friend of mine always brings something similar to our pot tasty too. Thank you so much for sharing:D

Dhivya said...

wow!indeed a delicious cake!!u made it like a pro!love those whipping cream on top of it,i never get it like urs..kudos to u!!

Happy cook said...

Rosie this is a wonderful Gateau. It looks so delicious. I am sure all your guest will love this.
I have seen this book in some blogs and does this book have pictures if each recipe.
Here i have looked for cream of tartar and i have never seen here in the shops, when i was in London i looked in one sailsbury and didn't find it there.
Can i use something else instead as it is only very little you have asked in the recipe or maybe omitt it.

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

That's exactly what happens to me when I see your photo and recipe! the big problem is that I'm not so good in baking :-( but I'll surely try this one :-P

Gloria said...

Rosie This dessert is soooo beautiful!!! I love it!!! really. Gloria

Deborah said...

That definitely looks like a show stopper! Gorgeous!

Sylvie said...

Rosie, that's one beautiful looking cake. I'm sure your visitors were impressed and felt very special indeed.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Rosie!!!

Little Mamma

Kelly-Jane said...

It looks gorgeous! Beautiful colour too.

I got this boko yesterday, I don't know what to make first :)

dabrah said...

Rosie, this looks scrumptious! And it doesn't sound too difficult to do.

Jules said...

Rosie - this looks stunningly gorgeous!

Ivy said...

You're making me drool. It looks so beautiful.

Vicky (victoria sponge) said...

Rosie, that is a magnificent pudding! Really beautiful. Well done! Vicky xxx

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Stunning one Rosie! Looks sure your guests enjoyed it a LOT!

Tarah said...

This looks so good!!

Kevin said...

That cake looks good!! What an amazing colour.

Namratha said...

Ohh-la-la, gorgeous!

glamah16 said...

Oh Rosie, thats gorgeous! So elegant and spring like. I need to make something like this.

farida said...

This looks gorgeous! Love the pink in the cake. Nice job!

Pixie said...

I must stop reading about different books! I bought 7 just the other day- thought I bought them all for a steal! anyhow, I adore the colours on the cake and see a 'pink' theme taking place atm :) It is so pretty!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

very well done..the visual impact is good.I will also try to make this Raspberry Soufflé Gateau.

Rhyleysgranny said...

It looks so pretty Rosie. Tha Aaaaah factor when serving.

Grace said...

i loooooove raspberries. i could probaby devour that entire cake in one sitting. okay, maybe two sittings. :)

Rachel said...

That is a wonderful dessert!

violets said...

Rosie, that is one killer dessert it looks soooo beautiful. You are a great baker.

Vi xx

violets said...

I've just tagged you Rosie, check my blog.

Vi xx

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

What a tempting dessert are always so marvelous!!

Peter M said...

Raspberries by Rosie and I'm now inspired to sing Prince's Raspberry Beret...WOw...I think I like it! lol

Fabulous cake as always.

Cakelaw said...

This looks devine Rosie - just like summer.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the kind mention Rosie. So pleased you now have this book - for all of us cake-lovers this book earns its place on the bookshelf.
Maria from The Goddess Kitchen has also cooked some amazing cakes from it.
The souffle gateau looks fabulous, you must let us know how it tasted though!
I'm going now - to ask that Valerie Barrett for commission!! Mx

Antonia said...

Your lucky guests, Rosie! This is one beautiful gateau. How lovely.

Kelly Mahoney said...

That looks amazing! Mother's Day is right around the corner and I need ideas.

Rosie said...

Hi Val, thank you! Your friends Gateau sounds yummy too :D My pleasure to share.

Hi Dhivya thank you! I also adore pav with fresh cream and fruit too :D

Hi Happy, I think this book must be a popular one at the moment in the blogging world. I wouldn’t tend to worry about the cream of tartar too much, it’s such a little amount I am sure you could omit this without any problems.

Hi Silvia, this is an easy one believe me just step by step stages. I do hope you will try this one out :D

Hi Gloria, awe thank you :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Deborah, thank you So much :D

Hi Sylvie, thank you sweetie :D

Hi Little Mamma, thank you & welcome to my little blog and lovely to *see* you here!

Hi K.J. thank you and GREAT you have the book too now :D There are so many lovely things to bake and which one to choose first *giggle*

Hi dabrah, thank you and it is an easy one to make too :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Jules, awe thanks so much :D

Hi Ivy, thank you sweetie :D

Hi Vicky, awe thank you and I loved your bake from this book too :D

Hi Deeba, thank you it really did go down a storm with the family and guests :D

Hi Tarah, thank you & welcome to my little blog and lovely to *see* you here!

Hi Kevin, thank you! I just loved the colour and couli it was such a vibrant dark red before adding the cream and whipped egg whites.

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Namratha, many thanks sweetie :D

Hi Coco, thank you sweetie :D The taste was very fresh on the pallet I can’t wait to see what you come up with :D

Hi farida, thank you & welcome to my little blog and lovely to *see* you here! I such a girly girl at heart and love the colour pink *giggle* perhaps it was the colour that drew me to make this ;D

Hi Pix, oooh 7 books at a bargain price oh my word that is wonderful!! I just love the colour pink which attracted me *giggle*

Hi Anamika, Thank you so much and I do hope you will try this one out too :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Granny, awe thanks sweetie & it was lovely to bring out for dessert I must admit :D

Hi Grace, *giggle* I agree raspberries are very Moorish and one slice is not enough :D

Hi Rachel, thank you SO much :D

Hi Vi, awe thank you that is quite an honour coming from a great baker as yourself. I will be posting my meme very soon :D

Hi Swati, *blush* thank you so much :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi Peter, many thanks! I know the song very well and quite fitting for this dessert *giggle*

Hi cakelaw, awe thanks sweetie :D

Hi Antonia, thank you and my guests really enjoyed this gateau :D

Hi Kelly, this gateau would be lovely for mother’s Day :D

Best wishes Rosie x

Rosie said...

Hi M, it’s a wonderful book and thanks for posting about it. I had my book a few weeks before baking from it saving this recipe for my guests. *Giggle* you should ask for commission!! Maria has baked some stunning treats from this book, I know she couldn’t wait to get baking from it as soon as she took delivery of the book :D

The gateau was amazing in taste!! I did slightly alter the recipe by adding Chambord liqueur, which enhanced the flavour of the raspberries. It was very light and fresh to the pallet and one that I would recommend to make from this book.

Many thanks once again Rosie x

Linda F said...

Beautiful cake Rosie!

ruthEbabes said...

I almost got a slice of a similar cake at an event recently, now I'm sorry I didn't because it looks incredible!

The Caked Crusader said...

I have made this dessert (in my pre-blog days) and loved it. It looks like it should be tricky but isn't!
I love the book too!

Sylvie said...

Rosie, there's something for you at my blog.

Happy cook said...

Rosie thankyou for the info

Donna said...

Looking Wonderful in here sweetie!!! Have fun with you company!!hughugs

Half Baked said...

Gorgeous Cake! It looks light and yummy. Lucky guests:)

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Stunning, just stunning

Dhivya said...

hi rosie!have posted my jam recipe 2 days ago for ur event!Did u get it?

Cynthia said...

I want scoop up all the berries and eat them :) the dessert looks really delicious.

Pixie said...

Rosie-just a quick not to let you know I somehow managed to add a post about the putting up event! Yeah! I just don't know how to add it to the side panel of the blog Boo!

Lore said...

Yum! Rasberry cake. There's nothing like starting your day with a berry bite, or in my case such a tempting berry photo:)

Rosie said...

Hi Linda, thank you sweetie and I have now added you to my blogroll :D

Hi Ruth, ahh thank you and what a pity you didn’t try some of that cake whilst out!

Hi The Caked Crusader, it’s a great book to have and this gateau is easy to make I agree :D

Hi Sylvie, many, many thanks, I am truly honoured that you have chosen me for this wonderful award *Rosie jumps for joy* :D

Hi Happy, my pleasure sweetie :D

Hi Donna, thank you sweetie and glad to hear you’ve had a lovely holiday and great to see you back :D hugshugs your way sweetie !!

Hi Halfbaked, thank you :D It was a wonderful gateau and the visual impact was great as I brought it out for my guests.

Hi George, many thanks sweetie :D

Hi Dhivya, sorry I was a little slow in posting a comment due to having guests staying over. Your jam entry is stunning and thank you for partaking :D

Hi Cynthia, thank you SO much it was rather yummy :D

Hi Pix, I’m not quite sure where you mean about adding the Putting up post. *sorry* if I am being thick here :S I will be in touch :D

Hi Lore, awe thanks I wish I could pass you a slice over :D

Many, many thanks for all your lovely comments and also for taking the time to call by much appreciated : D

Rosie x

Nags said...

thts yummy looking cake :)

Loulou said...

Rosie, this looks amazing!!! I am sat here drooling.
Well done you. Love the blog btw!
Loulou xx

Saswati said...

Rosie I love each and every post of betwen i missed two of your posts due to time that lime amd lemon marmalade cake and raspberry souffle gateau....bookmarked them:)

Cakespy said...

OMG This cake looks so beautiful--delicious naturally, but a work of art too! Wayne Thiebaud would approve!

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Ciao, Margot

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Pixie said...

Rosie, sorry I meant on DB blog!

Rosie said...

Thank you all SO very much for you kind words.

Welcome to Loulou and edamame on your first visit here :)

Margot - thank you SO very much sweetie for the award I am thrilled :)

Pix - whoohoo well done I popped over to DB and saw it - you are clever!!

Best wishes to you all and lovely to *see* you all here :)

Rosie x

Indigo said...

I'm so behind on commenting on this, but this is so stunning that I can't not say something! I'm in awe yet again... this is beautiful, Rosie!

Rosie said...

Hi Indigo, awe thank you!! It really is a lovely flavoursome dessert :)

Best wishes Rosie x