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.

  • Posted by: DianneD
  • October 7, 2010
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TiggyBee
TiggyBee October 7, 2010

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!!

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Serene
Serene October 8, 2010

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

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foodfighter
foodfighter October 14, 2010

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.

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