Food - Drink
The Dessert Chef Darren McGrady Always Made For Princess Diana
By MICHELLE WELSCH
Former chef to royals Darren McGrady revealed that a French dessert was a favorite of Princess Diana's, so much so that she often stowed away to the kitchen after meals to ask for more of it. Crepe soufflé was a light and airy recipe that McGrady would frequently prepare for the princess, with cream and a fruit glaze.
The French dish is literally named for its ability to rise, and while this treat is easy to replicate at home, the timing matters. Although the batter can be made ahead of serving time, egg whites must be fervently whipped and are better prepared just prior to baking. Additionally, McGrady says the dessert tastes best when served warm right out of the oven.
Soufflé recipes can be customized according to diners' preferences and have been adapted to be served as both sweet desserts and savory dishes. All you need to do is mix a batter of eggs, flour, milk, sugar, cream, and melted butter, and pour it into pre-heated metal rings to cook.
If you have a sweet tooth, the fluffy baked treats can be topped with glazes made of an assortment of fruit — raspberry, peach, strawberry, apricot, or any jam of your liking can be boiled and strained to top the layers of soufflé. However, if you like your soufflé savory, try topping it with cheese instead.