Herb Ricotta Poufflé
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Light, zingy and herby; tonight you’ll be whipping up a (drum roll please) soufflé. This one’s a breeze - no chance of things falling flat in your kitchen.
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510 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of tarragon, leaves only
  • A handful of dill
  • 1 lemon
  • 250g ricotta
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 80g black olives
  • A handful of basil, leaves only
  • 100g rocket
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp + 1tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Cut half the tomatoes into quarters. Pop into a small baking dish with ½ tbsp oil and season. Slide into the oven and roast for 15 mins till just softened.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, finely chop the tarragon and dill leaves. Zest the lemon. Tip the ricotta into a bowl with the herbs and lemon zest. Beat together to loosen the ricotta. Taste and season.

  • 3.

    Halve your lemon and wipe it around the inside of a bowl to ensure it’s clean and oil free. Carefully crack an egg and separate the yolk from the egg white. Drop the egg white into the clean bowl and the yolk into the ricotta. Repeat with the other eggs.

  • 4.

    Prepare your ramekins or baking dish. Wipe the inside of each with ½ tsp oil. Sprinkle ½ tbsp. flour into each one and move around, so the flour coats the sides. Tip out any excess flour. Put the roasted tomatoes in the bottom of the dishes.

  • 5.

    Beat the yolks into the ricotta mix. Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks. They should stand up on their own when you pull the whisk out of the whites.

  • 6.

    Tip the beaten whites into the ricotta. Gently fold together. Use a rubber spatula and make T shapes to mix without overbeating. There may still be some whites that haven’t been fully incorporated– don’t worry, this is normal.

  • 7.

    Gently spoon the mix into the prepared ramekins or baking dish. Bake in the oven for 30 mins till they’re puffed up and golden.

  • 8.

    Whilst the soufflés are cooking, juice the lemon into a mug and whisk with ½ tbsp oil. Season. Halve the olives and remaining tomatoes and chuck in a bowl. Add the basil leaves and rocket. Pour over the dressing and toss well. Serve with the soufflés.

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