• 1⁄2 cup milk
• 1 tsp rose essence
• A drop of pink colouring
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
• 1⁄4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
• pinch salt
• 2 large eggs at room temperature, separated
• 3 Tbsp rose water
• fresh strawberries, for serving
1.Grease four 5-ounce ramekins or baking dishes and coat with sugar, tapping out the excess. Ready a large bamboo steamer (available at Daiso ) over a pan of barely simmering water (steam should be visible when you lift the bamboo steamer lid and the water should not come through the steamer).
2.Heat the milk and add rose water and gently simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat, strain and cool to just above room temperature.
3.Stir the flour, the 1⁄4 cup of sugar and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
4.In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and rose essence by hand until frothy and pale (not doubled in volume). Whisk in the milk, then sift the flour mixture over and whisk in.
5.In another bowl, whip the whites until frothy, then add the remaining 2 Tbsp of sugar and continue whipping until the whites hold a soft peak when the beaters are lifted. Use a whisk to fold the whites into the batter in 2 additions. Take 2 ladleful and add pink colouring. Mix well. Mix the pink batter slowly in a swirl motion ,so there are 2 tons.Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins. Grease the ramekins and add some coat some sugar all around the ramekins.
6.Place the ramekins into the steamer and cover with the lid immediately. Let the souffle cakes steam for about 25 minutes, taking care that the water underneath the steamer does not boil or simmer vigorously, until the cake souffles to the top of the ramekin.
7.The cakes can be served warm, right from the steamer and in their dish, or cooled to room temperature and turned out. Serve with fresh berries.
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Adapted with changes from Anna Olson
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