Every cook likes to show off sometimes, and few dishes are as dazzling as the old-fashioned but remarkably light soufflé, sweet or savory.
Photo: John Autry
The secret to these ethereal puffs has everything to do with egg whites. Whip in a blast of air, and carefully incorporate the billowy froth into a creamy base. Then serve right away—these delicate creations defy gravity for a few fleeting moments.