Green Tea Souffle

A souffle has been on my to-bake list for a while. I made one in home economics class many years ago and don’t recall it being particularly disastrous, so that’s a good sign 🙂

This green tea souffle was for a Japanese bake challenge and is supposed to be tinted a pretty green by using matcha. BUT, Target only had this green tea/matcha mix by Lipton, which didn’t leave much of a color. So for a nice green shade, go for the real deal with matcha!

If you’ve never made a souffle before, they can be sweet or savory with a fluffy/cream texture, and this one is a custard with a meringue mixed in, and baked til it puffs up over the top and is a nice golden brown.

BTW, photographing this takes planning, as it really does start to deflate the minute it is taken out of the oven. Hubby got things placed ahead of time and then ran them downstairs for picture taking.

I enjoyed the texture and flavor of this, even if the flavor of green tea didn’t really shine much. In the future I would probably try my hand at a chocolate souffle or something cheesy.

Original recipe here.