We cannot, alas, always have as much energy as we’d like. Although Sam might disagree with that statement. He seems perfectly satisfied to sleep away 90% of the day, to wake up around 5 pm, as meal time approaches and whine continuously at me until I feed him, supported by his sister, who whines in harmony (or cacophony, depending on how much you like cat yowling), using up the other 10% of the day and 80% of his energy.
So this is for those of you who can’t lift yourself from the sofa, but still want to eat something sweet, but which won’t send you into the death spiral of guilt. Discovered this one a few days ago, ironically on a blog named “Jules Food;” I was attracted by the fact that it boasted “Greek Yogurt.” We have a lot of Greek yogurt in our household these days, not only because it’s yummy, but because it seems to have become a snack food of choice, together with drizzled honey and almonds.
I’ve dubbed this one the “naked souffle” because of its reasonable calorie (80!) count as well as the fact that it tastes just as good completely devoid of a topping, although we were more than happy to eat it with a quickly assembled fresh raspberry and rosehip jam sauce.
From start to plate-licking finish, I think I spent about 31 minutes: 15 minutes assembling, 15 minutes baking, 1 minute scarfing it down. Ok, perhaps two – it was hot. In other words: fast and easy. Jules’ recipe is over here. Only around 6 ingredients, because I skipped the cream of tartar (didn’t have any), without any negative consequences. Two small bowls for mixing. And I cut the recipe down to 1/3, as I didn’t need six souffles, which was also easy and fine.
For the raspberry topping, I just heated a tablespoon or so of the jam in a saucepan with a bit of water, a drizzle of honey and a handful of raspberries for about 5 minutes, stirring and waiting until the raspberries disintegrated a bit. You can do this while the souffle bakes – no extra time needed. At the end, I spooned the sauce on the souffles and threw on a few more raw berries. Perfect. Garnish with mint leaf and you’re no longer naked…
10 seconds later…almost gone.