Where have you been?

Mango Soufflé with Passionfruit Topping

That´s the question some have asked me during my absent period. I have been really busy with lots and lots of things. Just a few days back, I accomplished the first hurdle in my PhD life – the confirmation. Months of preparation, and a presentation that went rather well, I am happy to reach another stage in life… How´s life without blogging? I did miss blogging indeed, but focusing with the issues at hand was also important. Part of that was the solution of healthier eating, adapting new habits, learning more new things about life. A lot of new discoveries really.

Now that I am back, there will be certain changes to this blog. Slowly. There are several dishes I haven´t featured here from last month or so. Gradually it will appear, as also the case with the new pattern of cooking in which I have become rather passionate about.

Before anything else though, I would like to dedicate this entry for a wonderful event called “A Taste of Yellow” hosted by a lovely lady, Barbara of Wino and Foodie. This is the second year this event is on, raising the awareness for cancer. Last year I participated with the savoury polenta based empanadillas. This year, my entry comes in the form of a fruit – the beautiful mango…


To use the lovely fragrant fruit, I decide to try making mango soufflé. This is my second attempt, and the first true success. My first attempt with the chocolate one didn´t go that well. But this one is totally different. I like the fruity flavours in soufflé much better I think. The lightness in texture, the fruitiness in flavours from mango and passionfruits, all combined to become a fantastic treat indeed.

I have listed the recipe here for everyone interested to try. However, do remember to check out other dishes featured in the round up of “A Taste of Yellow“.

Mango Souffle

Mango Soufflé with Passionfruit Topping

Based on a recipe by Michael Roux

Ingredients (for 4)

30g butter, softened

170g sugar

250ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 egg yolk

25g potato flour

105ml Grand Marnier

100g very ripe mango flesh, diced

7 egg whites

Passionfruit pulp, to serve


  1. Brush the inside of 4 souffle (10cm in diameter) dishes with butter. In each cup, put in 30g sugar, swirl around and remove the excess sugar. Put a baking sheet in the oven and heat to 180C
  2. Heat milk in a small pan, add 20g sugar and bring to the boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Put egg and 10g sugar in the bowl and whisk to a ribbon consistency. Add potato flour. Whisk till smooth. Pour the boiling milk to the mixture, add vanilla extract, whisk as you go and return to the pan. Bubble over low heat for 2 mins then add 75ml of Grand Marnier. Pour into another bowl and set aside. This is the pastry cream.
  4. To prepare the mango, melt 30g sugar in a non-stick pan until caramelized. Add the mango and the rest of Grand Marnier. Cook for 1-2 mins. Set aside. (The soufflé can be prepared before hand up to this step).
  5. To prepare the egg whites, beat until soft speak. Then, gradually add in the sugar (80g) and continue to beat until firm but not stiff. Mix 1/3 of the egg white into the pastry cream the gently fold the rest into the pastry cream. Be gentle so you won´t loose any air bubbles.
  6. Fill the egg mixture half way in the prepared bowls. Spoon the mango mixture into the soufflé mixture, then, top up with the egg mixture. Run a knife around the edge of the dish to draw the soufflé top away from the edge. Immediately put into the oven and bake for around 8-10 mins.
  7. Serve immediately with some passionfruit pupl or simple dust them with icing sugar.

43 Responses to Where have you been?

  1. Manggy says:

    EEEE! It’s so nice to have you back Anne! And with one of my favorite flavors to boot! I tasted passionfruit the first time in the States; I love it too!

  2. Wendy says:

    Hooray! You’re back! And with a stunning dessert too. :)

  3. J says:

    I’m not sure if you watch Iron Chef America in Australia but last weekend the secret ingredient was mangos and Iron Chef Batalli said the inspiration for his dishes were the street foods of Hanoi and he make banh mi and other Vietnamese inspired dishes, it was neat :)

  4. Barbara says:

    Nice to see you back Ahn. How ambitious to make a Mango Souffle. It looks stunning. Thank you for supporting LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow.

  5. Gattina says:

    so happy to see you back! And bring us such a wonderful treat… can’t wait to see some more! You are so skillful to snap this shot, the souffle is still high-rise! Splendid!

  6. Patricia Scarpin says:

    It’s so great to have you back here, sweetie! Yay!!

  7. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Glad to hear that your first PhD hurdle is over — and nice to have you back on your blog!

  8. Kitt says:

    Congratulations on clearing that PhD hurdle. I’m glad you’re back. I found your blog just before you disappeared and added it to my subs, then wondered where you’d disappeared to.

  9. Callipygia says:

    Congratulations Anh, I cannot imagine working on a Ph.D and blogging. I look forward to hearing about your new cooking philosophies. The souffle looks rather handsome!

  10. Veron says:

    I’m so happy you are back to bloggin. This dessert looks amazing! I miss passion fruit. And congrats on passing your phd hurdle.

  11. Peabody says:

    You’ve been missed.

  12. Kalyn says:

    Congratulations on the Phd. progress! Welcome back!

  13. Cynthia says:

    It is a pleasure to have you back. I’ve missed you dearly.

  14. Kevin says:

    The mango soufflé sounds and looks o good!!

  15. magpie says:

    congrats on the phd news :) I have never tried to make a souffle, but your recipes are always good so maybe I’ll try this one. thanks for the post!

  16. Anh says:

    Manggy, thanks mate!!!

  17. indosungod says:

    Wow, thats where you were Dr. Anh? The Souffle looks delicious and with mango how can it not be.

  18. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Welcome back, Ahn. You’ve been missed. Best of luck with your PhD. I wish you all the best! And this is a sublime dessert.

  19. Gloria says:

    Happy you return again!!! welcome dear we miss you.

  20. Y says:

    Oh my goodness, welcome back! I’d been wondering about you, wishing you’d hurry up and get back to the blogging world :)

  21. Stella (Sweet Temptations) says:

    Glad to see you back on track Anh!

  22. Anna says:

    anh, these are great photos and a fantastic flavour combination.

  23. eliza says:

    sounds wonderful indeed!

  24. Johanna says:

    great to hear from you – congratulations on the confirmation – what a huge achievement! You souffle looks magnificant. I will look forward to you sharing the learnings from the last few months – sounds v interesting!

  25. Journey_of_Life says:

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  26. Bellini Valli says:

    This is a wonderful dessert for the LiveStrong Event for cancer awareness. This would be the perfect foile for me to try passionfruit..can you believe I have never tried it.

  27. Lucy says:

    You’ve been busy. Boy, have you been busy…

  28. Dwiana P says:

    nice to hear you back. I am one of them who were waiting to see your newest post:)

  29. Wandering Chopsticks says:

    Congrats! I wondered what happened to you. And what a way to bounce back. :)

  30. tigerfish says:

    I was wondering too….where have you been? Mystery solved!

  31. Cris says:

    Great to hear from you and congrats!!! Love passion fruit and mango!

  32. Lina says:

    Beautiful photos and wonderful blog. Everything looks delish!!!!

  33. myfrenchkitchen says:

    this looks equally stunnign AND delicious…passion fruit being one of my all time favourite fruits! Glad to see you back.

  34. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    Congrats on getting over the confirmation hurdle! I hope to see a little more of your beautiful food when your busy schedule permits. Lovely souffle!

  35. katiez says:

    Sounds like you have been very busy indeed – and congrats on the confirmation…

  36. ChichaJo says:

    So glad to see you back!!! I’ve missed you :) Congratulations on the PhD task accomplished! And thank you for featuring my most favorite fruit of all — the mango! It really is so gorgeously delicious :) And your souffle looks divine!

  37. KayKat says:

    Yay! You’re back! And how! This looks insanely delicious :)

  38. Tartelette says:

    Welcome back and congratulations on the Ph.D!! Beautiful dessert and gorgeous photo!

  39. eliza says:

    anything with mango will woo me. that’s a lovely souffle Anh…

  40. Luca&Sabrina says:

    Your mango soufflé is really stunning, we’re gonna try it definetely, but we know it’s very difficult. You did your miracle at your second attempt, what’s your secret?

  41. A scientist in the kitchen says:

    Congratulations! I am hoping to finish my PhD soon as well, and I can’t wait!

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  43. Swati says:

    Hi, I really want to make this but your mesurements are all in grams and I don’t have a kitchen scale. I can’t figure out how much 30g of sugar would be. Could you possibly convert your measurements into cups and tablespoons? I would really like to make this soffle. My email is khushi610@gmail.com

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