Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

These mini cupcake papers were so unique that I bought a few to use in a recipe. They are actually made in Italy, and are sold as Mini Souffle Pirottini, or Muffin Cups. I bought a few packages while on vacation in Italy thinking I won’t be able to find them back in the states.IMG_1185

I finally have a special occasion to use them in a recipe. My daughter is completing her Master in Fine Art Degree in Michigan and she’ll be home for a few days. Dairy free bakery goods have been tough for her to find, so I made my chiffon cake recipe into fancy little Italian ‘Soufflé Pirottini’ and added in just the right amount of chocolate. I also made regular sized cupcakes with a lacy chocolate topping.

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cupcakes with decorative lacy chocolate swirl

Mini Festive Soufflé Pirottini /Cupcakes

  • Servings: 12+
  • Difficulty: easy
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Festive Italian inspired dairy-free cupcakes.

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Dairy Free recipe by Gourmetmarichef

Ingredients

  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 7 room temperature eggs, separated
  • 1/2 c. cooking oil
  • 2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
  • ¾ c. cold water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla  *2 squares of melted baker’s™ chocolate with 1 tbsp. hot water

Directions

pre-heat oven to 325°
  1. Sift and Combine first 4 ingredients, and make a well in the center.
  2. In the well, add the oil, egg yolks, lemon peel, vanilla, and water.
  3. Mix on low until combined, then on high for 5 minutes until lemony colored and satin-smooth.
  4. Wash the beaters thoroughly. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the lemony batter into the egg whites, taking your time.

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    Folding the batter and beaten egg whites
  6. *If you want a bit of chocolate favor infused, mix 2 melted squares of baker’s™ chocolate and 1 tbsp. hot water then add to 1/3 of the batter.
  7. Pour batter into lined muffin pans and set the timer for 10 minutes. It may take a few extra minutes.
  8. They will be done when they are slightly browned and spring back when pushed in the middle.

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    mini cupcakes cooling on rack
  9. Allow to cool, frost with desired frosting*.IMG_1188

*The frosting is made very simply with 1 c. vegan/dairy free butter, 2 tbsp. dairy free milk,  1 tsp. vanilla, and 3 c. powdered sugar. Mix on high until it is smooth and spreadable. Add more dairy free milk if necessary.

*The ornamental chocolate is melted Enjoy life™ dairy-free chocolate chips that are swirled into designs on waxed paper and cooled.IMG_1174

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Mini Festive Souffle Pirottini

  1. Beautiful and very appetizing! I love your chocolate lacy decorations! Great job. I’m sure your daughter will enjoy them. Congratulations to her on her completion of her Master’s in Fine Art Degree”’1

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