baked egg-based dish using beaten egg whites to give an aerated texture

A soufflé is a light fluffy dessert food.

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A chocolate soufflé
TypeEgg-based dish
Place of originFrance
Main ingredientsEgg yolks, egg whites

It is a lightly baked cake. It can be served as a savoury main dish, but usually it is sweetened as a dessert. It is made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites. The egg whites are beaten to a soft peak meringue.

The dish puffs up in the oven.