Sharkey Bakes a Soufflé

Posted by Sharkey

I was in the mood to bake a soufflé and I asked Thomas Joseph from the TV kitchen if he would be willing to come to Bedford and give me a hand.  A soufflé is a combination of custard and beaten egg whites and when it comes out of the oven, it should be puffed up and fluffy.  However, within minutes, a soufflé will quickly fall and it should be eaten before that happens.

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Oh, Thomas - I am so very happy that you agreed to come to Bedford and help me make a cheese soufflé.  Did you know that the word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means to puff up?

1 Oh, Thomas - I am so very happy that you agreed to come to Bedford and help me make a cheese soufflé. Did you know that the word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means to puff up?

I see that you brought a very fine recipe.  Is that Pierre's handwriting?

2 I see that you brought a very fine recipe. Is that Pierre's handwriting?

Yes, it is!  And it's written in French, so I will translate for you, Thomas.

3 Yes, it is! And it's written in French, so I will translate for you, Thomas.

We have the finest cheeses here - emmentaler, gruyere, and comté.

4 We have the finest cheeses here - emmentaler, gruyere, and comté.

Let me get busy and dice it up.

5 Let me get busy and dice it up.

I'll weigh it on the scale to be sure of accuracy.

6 I'll weigh it on the scale to be sure of accuracy.

This combination of cheeses makes for a heavenly soufflé.

7 This combination of cheeses makes for a heavenly soufflé.

Next, I'll measure out the flour.

8 Next, I'll measure out the flour.

And we need separated eggs - farm fresh, of course!

9 And we need separated eggs - farm fresh, of course!

Thomas, we must have the egg whites whipped until soft peaks form, which will give the soufflé a generous puff.

10 Thomas, we must have the egg whites whipped until soft peaks form, which will give the soufflé a generous puff.

Here's the butter to rub the baking dish with.  The batter needs to slide up the sides.

11 Here's the butter to rub the baking dish with. The batter needs to slide up the sides.

And a parchment sleeve tied around the dish will allow the soufflé to gain even more height.

12 And a parchment sleeve tied around the dish will allow the soufflé to gain even more height.

Thomas, this has been in the oven for the designated time, however, I think that the center is still kind of loose.

13 Thomas, this has been in the oven for the designated time, however, I think that the center is still kind of loose.

Let's let it bake a little longer.

14 Let's let it bake a little longer.

I think it's ready now.

15 I think it's ready now.

Sharkey, your soufflé is magnifique!  I'm most impressed!

16 Sharkey, your soufflé is magnifique! I'm most impressed!

Are you going to wait and serve it when Martha gets home?

17 Are you going to wait and serve it when Martha gets home?

You're silly, Francesca.  Don't you know that a soufflé waits for no one?

18 You're silly, Francesca. Don't you know that a soufflé waits for no one?

Comments (17)

  • Hello Ladies,
    Magnifique is right!! Your paws were mighty busy. I heard that the second season of Martha Bakes was in taping recently. You and the chef could not have been a part of that--could you?? I would not know the first thing about baking. Now eating that is another story--I am expert on that venue. I hope you and Franny and G.k. all enjoyed the souffle. It looks like a lot of hard word. It is another rainy day here in Colorado--snowing in the mountains. Enjoy your weekend all!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Sharkey that looks YUMMY!!! I hope you and Franny got to enjoy your hard work.

    It's Friday :) and I'm so looking forward to the weekend and next week - mom is off from work until May 31st - YAHOO!!! The best part is she isn't going away on vacation just hanging at the pool and relaxing. She's been taking care of her really sick Uncle so she has to stay close. I heard mom say that there are hospice nurses with him it doesn't sound good. Anyway, she'll be home and I'll get to spend lots of time with her :)

    While I was eating my breakfast this morning and reading the paper with mom I saw on the front page that the world is ending tomorrow? What the hell is up with that? No one told me anything about this - did you all know this at the DW and didn't tell me??
    Do these humans have nothing better to do that write crap like that - they need to get a life.

    Well have a good weekend everyone and if the world does end tomorrow I hope to see you all in heaven, I'll be there if you are looking for me. I'll probably have my devil outfit on with a piece of toilet paper hanging from my mouth ;)

    Zoe

  • Such talent in one little body, Sharkey you are amazing. I hope the souffle was as delicious as it looked. Zoe, you are a funny girl, wearing a devil outfit in heaven. I am with you. I will wear my ganster outfit. We will be the coolest dogs there.
    Basil, Kirby and all the rest of you Daily Waggers. have a great weekend.

  • ohhhhh yummy, a cheese soufflé...it looks magnifique!!!! so did ya, did ya eat it???? you can now send Thomas to my house, he looks like he knows what he's doing...

    avoir une grande fin de semaine!

    prrreeuu, muah Kitty

  • Oh Sharkmeister girl, the cheese souffle looks magnifique! Bon Appetit!

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I didn’t get on the computer yesterday; Mommy and Daddy were busy working in the front yard. On Wednesday, they finished the “ground work” for the wall they are building. Yesterday at 7 AM they went to get the blocks. By noon the wall was down and they took a break. After lunch and a short rest, they were back to work finishing up with the “topper” on top of the wall. A little mulch and the wall was finished. By the way, the wall is nearly 40 feet long and two, or three, blocks high. Guess it’s Friday; have a good weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Yum yum YUM Sharkey that soufflé looks delish! It's so cute that you asked your jet nap buddy Thomas to lend you a hand. Sharkey with your obvious culinary skills and friends like Thomas, don't you think a healthy eating for your pets cookbook would be a great idea? :wink:

    I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! :smile:

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., Sharkey, you did another fantastic project! How great that Thomas was able to come to the farm to help you make that delicious looking souffle!! After seeing all of the things involved in making such a delicious souffle, I think I will ask my Mom to let me help her make one, too! She has been working outside all week to clear up our yard before the rain starts again tomorrow. We want to get our seeding done soon but it's too cold at night. May have to wait until June! Sure hope all of you have a dry, delightful weekend! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Good morning to all,
    WOW! What a treat........My Mimi and I will try to make one next week. I'm off to the kennel for a sleepover this weekend. My friend Sarah takes very good care of me when my folks are gone.
    Till Monday,
    Rebel

  • With added dog hair, for more protein! :-) Sharkey is so multi-talented. And adorable.

  • OMD that sure does look nommy Franny!

    The BIG question is....

    was it delicious????? Oh all that cheese, I love CHEESE!

    Have a Grrrrrreat Weekend!

    woo woos, Tessa

  • Hi Sharkey and the rest of Martha’s sweetie pies. Now tell the truth Sharkey, what is the real reason you were in the mood to make a soufflé? Were the donkeys in the stable and therefore you had no one to tease? Was Franny off in the woods pretending to be a predator until the soufflé was done and did G.K. accompany her? I won’t even ask about the cats that seem to get under your skin without even trying. In any event, your soufflé turned out beautifully and I hope whoever got to eat it really enjoyed it!

  • Wow Sharks, who knew you were such an experienced Frenchie baker!

    May I put my order in for something yummy?? :)

    love you!

    gail

  • That is adorable! My Frenchies LOVE to hang out with me in the kitchen too. Must be a breed thing :)

  • "Cheesy" as all get out (pun intended) but I LOVE it. What a great twist on the old how-to. More please!

  • What a delightful post! I wish my Missy would make me a yummy cheese souffle too!

  • All I can say is wonderful sharkey. I love the eight picture and well this inspires me to do cooking and especially look at the Daily Wag every day.
    Thankyou for a wonderful posting,
    Licks and paw fives
    Peaches

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