Lime Souffle

doTERRA Lime Oil

Craig’s lime souffle:

10g butter, melted, to grease
5 tablespoons caster sugar
30g butter
1 tablespoon plain flour
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs, at room temperature, separated
1 teaspoon finely grated lime rind
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 drops dōTERRA Lime Oil / or Lemon or Wild Orange to taste

Place oven shelf in the lower part of the oven. Place a large baking tray on shelf. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Using an upward motion, brush six 175ml capacity ramekins with melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar to coat. Shake out excess.

Melt butter in a small, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add flour. Cook, stirring, with a wooden spoon, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Return to heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining sugar, 2 egg yolks, lime rind, lime juice and lemon juice. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

Using an electric mixer, beat 4 eggwhites until soft peaks form. Using a metal spoon, stir one-quarter of the eggwhite into lemon mixture. Fold in remaining eggwhite.

Spoon mixture into each ramekin, leaving 1cm below rim. Gently tap base of each ramekin on work surface to remove air pockets. Smooth tops. Place ramekins on hot baking tray. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden and puffed. Serve.