Vohn’s Vittles

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Courgette Soufflé

on August 23, 2013

Hello dear reader.

At this time of year we often have an abundance of courgettes.  These are such an easy to grow vegetable (well technically a fruit) that I always recommend them to beginner veg growers.  They do require a bit of space as they can get quite large but are successful grown in a pot too.  Whilst browsing the internet I found a lovely recipe by Delia Smith for a courgette soufflé.  The only other soufflé I have ever made was a chocolate soufflé, coincidentally also by Delia, which was a complete success, so I thought I’d give this one a go.   This is what I did…


Thinly sliced one courgette



Fried gently in butter



Drained on kitchen towel and seasoned



Melted 2oz butter & stirred in 3 tablespoons plain flour


6 - Milk

Gradually added half a pint of milk


7 - Thicken

Heated until thickened & then took off heat to cool


8 - Egg

Beat in 5 egg yolks


9 - Grated cheese

Grated 3 oz cheddar cheese


10 - Chive

Finely chopped several chives


12 - Mix

Mixed cheese & chives into white sauce & seasoned with salt, pepper & nutmeg


14 - Greased dish

Liberally buttered a 2.5 pint soufflé dish


13 - Egg white

Stiffly beat 6 egg whites


15 - Fold

Folded egg whites into cheese sauce


16 - Base

Spooned half the mix into the dish


17 - Courgettes

Added courgettes


18 - Fill

Topped up with rest of mix


19 - Baking tray

Put dish into a roasting tin with 1 inch of hot water


20 - Baked

Baked at 170 C for 40 minutes, then at 200 C for a further 10 minutes


21 - Serve

Served and enjoyed tremendously!

The soufflé was absolutely delicious, light and airy inside and crisp on top.  If you’d like the full recipe, go to Delia.  I have heard tell that soufflés are supposed to be difficult but I think as long as you keep the oven door closed throughout cooking, then everything should be good.

I am entering this into the August “Cooking with Herbs” blogger challenge run by the lovely Karen over at Lavender & Lovage.  The chives in this soufflé were picked from my ever-expanding clump of chives in my back yard grow bags.


So do tell, have you ever tried cooking a soufflé?  Did it rise to the occasion or was it a complete flop?



17 Responses to “Courgette Soufflé”

  1. Kavey says:

    Oh yes, I’ve saved this one, looks really fabulous!

  2. Platter Talk says:

    This recipe is a keeper! I am always looking at ways to use our zucchini (as we call them here in the states,) and this looks like a perfect and delicious dish. Thanks for the great post.

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks so much Dan. Agreed – zucchini/courgette recipes are like gold dust as they fruit so prolifically! I think “zucchini” is from the Italian, whilst “courgette” is from the French, so the history of a country influences which name is used there. 🙂

  3. I have had sweet #soufflés but have never had a savory. I’ve never made either, but this looks doable. Thanks Vonn!

    • Vohn says:

      Soufflés have such a reputation of being difficult but, as long as you keep the oven door shut, you shouldn’t have any problems! Go for it KC – you could put lots of chopped stuff in there too! 🙂

  4. […] A fabulous entry next from Vohn and vohn’s vittles – she made a Courgette Soufflé – perfect for those late summer courgettes and the glut you normally have. It’s a beautiful […]

  5. What a STUNNING recipe and such amazing and helpful photos too Vohn! LOVE it! Karen

  6. Melanie says:

    Lovely soufflé so easy to make. Even my daughter who doesn’t like eggs ate it and enjoyed it.

    • Vohn says:

      Thank so much Melanie! It is easy isn’t it? I was always told soufflés were difficult! Good for your daughter giving it a try. Glad you both liked it. Vohn x

  7. Choclette says:

    Ooh that does look good. My mother used to make a wonderful cheese souffle when I was growing up, but she certainly never added courgettes – lovely idea. Like you, it’s courgettes for every meal at the moment.

  8. What a great idea! And yes when they’re in abundance they’re really abundant! 😛

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks Lorraine. Yes I do adore courgettes but when it’s the height of the growing season they can be a bit too successful! I guess I could start popping them through neighbours letter boxes! 😉 xx

  9. Susan says:

    That looks stunning and you have made a fabulous job of showing how to make it. Thanks. x

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