Pete's Danish rum souffle

 |   |  <1 min read

Pete's Danish rum souffle

Pete notes that while this is neither Danish nor a souffle it does contain rum. It's an old family favourite apparently.

"The parentals picked it up when blowing through some roadside diner in Waiouru back in 68 or so and has been a family staple since. The girlfriend and I took desserts to a dinner party a couple of weeks back and my beloved was a little miffed that the host wanted my recipe but not the tree-tomato icecream that my other half made."

Now there's a recommendation.

(He suggests less rum if you are making it for kids, but you may want them to go to bed early so . . .)


dessertspoon gelatine

1/4 cup cold water

4 egg whites

4 egg yolks

1 cup cream

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons dark rum

chocolate & cream for topping


Microwave the gelatine first. Separate eggs; beat whites in a dry bowl until stiff, add 1/2 cup sugar, gradually beat cream until thick but not as far as whipped.

Beat yolks & rest of sugar until lemon-coloured; add rum. Mix gelatine & water, stir then microwave on high for 30 secs.

Stir and repeat twice more, allow gelatine to cool then add to yolks/sugar/rum. Fold rest of cream into yolk mixture, then fold all into egg white bowl. Mix.

Allow to chill in fridge overnight then top with cream and grated chocolate immediately prior to serving.

A good Christmas treat . . . at any time of year.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Recipes articles index

Sue's homemade limoncello

Sue's homemade limoncello

Few homemade liqueurs are the equal of a good limoncello, and this speciality of central Italy can be very easy to make. The secret we tell you immediately is to invest in a decent vodka. I've... > Read more

Pollo Adobo (chicken, Filipino style)

Pollo Adobo (chicken, Filipino style)

Alan offers this alarmingly simple recipe for a chicken dish from the Philippines. Couldn't be easier -- or more tasty. INGREDIENTS 4 skinned chicken breasts 1 cup water 1 cup white... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Ullungdo, South Korea: The lure of the lair

Ullungdo, South Korea: The lure of the lair

God knows what I was thinking when I went to Ullungdo. It certainly wasn't for the well-advertised local attractions which are, in no particular order, dried squid, dried seaweed and -- its... > Read more

Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand (Alligator/Southbound)

Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand (Alligator/Southbound)

The remarkable thing about Chicago's Alligator label – and singer-guitarist Ellis who started his career on it three decades ago – is just how consistent the quality of their... > Read more