Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet Rice Soufflé With Strawberry Sauce

Sweet treat from Austria : Rice Souffle with Strawberry Sauce

This is a classic of the renowned Austrian Patisserie.

 Austrians love candies as much as the love music, so tradition and the cuisine, especially the sweets, are part of our culture and history.

Even though not as famous as the Sacher Torte, the sweet rice soufflé has made a remarkable career among  the ones with a sweet tooth.

It is also another one of my son´s, the biggest sweet tooth in our family, favorites.

It takes a bit of patience to prepare, but you will see that you will be well rewarded.

You need:
250 g (8.8 oz.) short-grain rice

1 l milk

1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest* (I used lime because I can't find lemon over here, but the taste is more delicate using lemon)

1 teaspoon butter (for the milk)

1/4 cup sugar   (for the milk)

100g (3.5 oz.) butter

150g (5.2 oz.)sugar

3 eggs

A pinch of salt

For the apple filling:

¾ kg apples, peeled and sliced

1 spoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup sugar


For the strawberry sauce:

4 cups ripe, fresh strawberries

3/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Strawberry sauce:

Mix strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in blender until creamy.

Rice Soufflé :
Peel and thinly slice the apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Pre cook the rice for 3 minutes in abundant, boiling water.

Drain and rinse with cold water.

Set aside.

Add sugar, the teaspoon of butter and lemon zest to the milk and bring to a  boil.
Add the rice and  cook  at low heat, stirring from time to time for about 10 to 15 minutes or until rice gets soft and creamy.

Set aside and let cool down.

Grease a large, rectangular casserole.

Beat butter (at room temperature) and sugar until creamy then add the yolks one by one
 Continue beating until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Add the lemon zest and incorporate to the rice mixture.

Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.

Gently combine 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into rice mixture, and then add carefully the remaining egg whites.

Spoon half of the rice mixture into a casserole.
Cover with the apples.

Spread the remaining rice mixture until covered.
Bake at medium heat  (220 C) for about 45 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Let cool down, then cut into small squares or, with a ring mold, into small, round cakes.

Serves 12.   Enjoy!
See you next Tuesday.

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  1. This is why I love to visit other bloggers...I've never heard or seen of a rice souffle! Rice pudding is one of my faves though, so I'm thinking that I'll love this airier version even more!

    1. Hi Kari,
      so true ,one always learns from other bloggers, that's part of the fun!
      This dessert ,as far as I know,is typical for Austria and I haven't seen it in other places so far.
      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. There you go with the lemon zest again! I love the depth of this dish--so much to it, but it all seems to go together. The rounds appear to me the best option. That way you have lots of little in-between pieces left to nibble on. Well done, Daniela!

    1. So true Kathleen,impossible to find lemon over here:),but it works fine with lime as well.
      Thank you, I truly appreciate your kind feedback and that you prefer (as I do) the rounds.
      Have a great week ahead!

  3. I'm a sucker for that strawberry sauce! Me? I would've skipped the lemon. That's just me though. I'm not a huge lemon fan.

    1. I'm sure it tastes delicious without lemon as well.
      It's just- I'm a confessed lemon junkie
      and love to use it :) because it's
      a wonderful flavour enhancer and has plenty of vitamin C!

  4. I hadn't heard of rice souffle until I read your post. It sounds wonderful! And your presentation is very elegant.

    1. Hi Joyti,
      thank you so much, I'm glad you like the recipe and the presentation.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a lovely dessert. It is worth the time it takes to assemble. My family will love this. Have a wonderful day, Daniela. Blessings...Mary

    1. Hi Mary,
      Hope your family likes it, with my children it's always a hit.
      Have a great week ahead and thanks for the nice comment!

  6. This is a new recipe to me. And a wonderful one! This has to have incredible flavor. And it's a gorgeous dish! Definitely something I'm interested in trying - thanks so much.

    1. Hi John,
      thank you so much for your kind feedback.
      When I prepare the rice soufflé at home we always run short of it very soon :)

  7. This is incredible recipe. I love rice and i love rice puddings, but I have never tried rice souffle. what a great idea, and I bet kids love this sweet delight! Thank you for sharing, I will try to make it with my kids.

    1. Hi Sandra,
      thank you, I'm glad you like the recipe!
      According to my experience , it's really very popular with kids ( mine are now grown but but still love it) and the same goes for grown ups :)

  8. Even though i love desserts... i have never had a rice souffle or even heard of it. But, it looks absoutely incredible! It looks a little time consuming to make but the end result looks soooo good that i would give this a shot ;)

    1. Hi Abeer,
      yes indeed, it takes a bit of patience, but basically it's not complicated to prepare and, according to people who have tried it, it's worth the little effort :)

  9. A delightful dessert! Your rice soufflés must taste wonderful. I love the idea.



  10. Hi Rosa,
    thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the post and I'm sure you will enjoy this sweet soufflé as well:)

  11. Another beautiful dessert that I've never heard of! Thanks for sharing the background on this Austrian favorite. I would love to visit there one day - I want to do the Sound of Music Tour - ha ha. Have a lovely weekend!

  12. Hi Tricia,
    I'm happy that I could present a recipe that is new to you.
    In case you travel to Austria I'm sure you are going to enjoy ,among others, the desserts and the sound of music tour :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. This looks really yummy. It must be a bit like a rice pudding. What a great dessert xx


    1. Thank you Charlie for this great feedback, I'm glad you liked the recipe!

  14. Hi Daniela, this recipe look interesting, first time I come across this dessert. Look awesome and looking at the ingredients I'm sure it taste heavenly. One spoon in the mouth sure can blink my eyes 3 times. :) Lovely presentation, very classy and elegant.

    Have a lovely week ahead.

    1. Hi Amelia, always great to hear from you!
      I'm happy to know that this recipe is new to you and that you liked the presentation.
      Have a great week ahead!

  15. Wow, what a unique recipe! Looks amazing, I'm definitely going to give it a shot!

    1. Thank you Kristy for your kind words, happy to know that you enjoyed reading the post!

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    1. Hope you will enjoy it, Pam !
      Thanks for stopping by.


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