Presenting this gorgeous Grand Marnier souffle to your sweetheart at the end of a romantic dinner would certainly impress. This is a show-stopping dessert for special occasions.
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon white sugar
5 teaspoons butter, melted
5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold milk
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar, divided
① Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush the insides of 2 (8-ounce) ramekins with 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
② Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 2 teaspoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook and stir flour in the melted butter until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Pour in milk and cook, stirring continuously, until smooth and thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl.
③ Stir orange zest and 1 tablespoon brandy-based orange liqueur into butter mixture until combined. Add egg yolks and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla; mix until smooth.
④ Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Slowly add half the 1/4 cup sugar and whisk until combined; add remaining sugar and continue to whisk until meringue is thick and holds it shape, but is not stiff.
⑤ Fold half the meringue into egg yolk mixture until combined. Gently fold in second half until well mixed. Transfer to the prepared ramekins, allowing 1/4-inch of space at the top.
⑥ Bake in the preheated oven until risen and browned, 16 minutes.
Per Serving: 396calories;21g fat;41.9g carbohydrates;8.1g protein;249mg cholesterol;189mg sodium.