Nuvolone Eggs Recipe – Cloud Souffle

Nuvolone Egg (Cloud Souffle) egg dish will really impress your family and guests as it tastes as good as it looks!  Isn’t it gorgeous?

You will be surprised at how easy it is to whip up this delicious Nuvolone Eggs dish.  The following recipe serves one, so multiply the recipe by as many people as you are serving.

This very unusual Nuvolone Egg souffle dish is from the cookbook called Winter In The Alps by Manuella Darling-Gansser which I found on the Almost Bourdain web site.  In the book, it says:  “It could only happen is Switzerland.  This is similar to a traditional souffle, but the eggs remain separated.  It is the simplest dish to make and looks very impressive.  I’ve called it Nuvolone, which literally translates as ‘big cloud’ because when it comes out of the oven it looks like a big cumulus cloud in a sunset.”


Nuvolone Eggs


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Nuvolone Eggs Recipe - Cloud Souffle:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cloud Souffle Recipe, Nuvolone Eggs Recipe
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 228.5 kcal
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly butter a 6-inch oven-proof ramekin or bowl.

  2. Using your electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they just start to become stiff.  Add salt and continue beating the egg whites until they form stiff peaks (like a meringue).

  3. Spoon the egg whites into the ramekin (reserving some for the tops).  With the back of a soup spoon, make a well in the middle of the egg whites, pushing the egg whites up the sides of the ramekin.  Carefully drop the two (2) egg yolks into the hole.

    Egg White Mixture
  4. Carefully pour the cream on top of the egg yolks.  Sprinkle the grated Grueyer cheese over the top and then some black pepper.  Add the butter pieces.

  5. Smooth the egg whites back over the hole, adding some of the reserved egg whites.

    Novolone ready to bake

  6. Bake approximately 5 minutes. The top should be lightly golden, and when you break the crust, the yolks and cream should be soft and hot.

  7. Serve with some crusty bread to dip into the yolks and cream.

  8. Makes 1 serving.

Recipe Notes

* You could substitute parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Nuvolone Eggs Recipe - Cloud Souffle:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228.5 Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.7g30%
Carbohydrates 2.7g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Nuvolone Eggs Recipe – Cloud Souffle”

  1. Lory

    These were so impessive at a brunch that I recently hosted. I plan on making this recipe a Christmas tradition in our family, although, they were so easy to make that I will enjoy them on Tuesday, as well! : )

  2. Linda Mettler

    These looks wonderful, but I’d like to make them in individual ramekins. Would I use just one yolk in each? A 6″ souffle dish looks too big for one and two small for 2. Individual ramekins would make a nice presentation. I will figure it out!! Many thanks.


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