Souffle Milanaise (Cold Lemon Souffle)

“Another recipe that I learnt to make at college and has served me well over the years. It's really simple and very effective. Cook time is approx chill time.”
8hrs 25mins

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  1. Prepare a souffle dish (or individual dishes or glasses) by tying a wide strip of oiled greaseproof paper around the outside top edge with string so that it extends about 1-1 1/2 inches above the top of the dish.
  2. Soak the gelatine in cold water. Lightly grate the zest of the lemons and squeeze the juice into a bowl.
  3. Add the zest, egg yolks and sugar to the lemon juice and whisk over a pan of hot water until the mixture thickens and turns a very light colour.
  4. Dissolve the gelatine in a few drops of water over heat; mix in to the lemon mixture and remove from heat.
  5. Lightly whisk cream until 3/4 stiff. Stiffly beat egg whites.
  6. Stir the lemon mixture frequently until almost on setting point. Gently fold in the cream, then repeat with the egg whites.
  7. Pour into the prepared dish/glasses so that the mixture comes above the level of the dish and into the paper collar; chill in the fridge to set.
  8. When ready to serve, remove the paper collars and decorate the sides with green chopped almonds or pistachios.

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