General English


  • masculine An air-raised fluffy sweet or savoury baked dish made from a flavoured starch-based mixture (a thick white panada or crème pâtissière) into which stiffly beaten egg whites are folded, this poured into a buttered and floured soufflé dish and baked for about 25 minutes at 200°C. The soufflé should rise well above the rim of the dish and be served immediately.


  • noun a light cooked dish, made from beaten egg whites and cream or custard, with sweet or savoury flavouring, eaten hot