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How can I keep my souffles from shrinking once they are out of the oven? They rise beautifully but, if not eaten immediately they loose some of their height and look unattractive.

asked by DianneD about 5 years ago
3 answers 1762 views
added about 5 years ago

The reason is because the bubbles in the egg whites heat shrink when they are cooled. It's a normal process, heat expands them, cold shrinks. However, they will live to rise again, if simply reheated. Hope this helps!!

added about 5 years ago

That's the nature of souffles, in my experience. It's part of their allure.

added about 5 years ago

I've seen some recipes include Cream of Tartar with the Egg whites, or using a copper bowl. This should help with height a little bit.