Cheese Soufflé

This was originally my husband’s granny’s recipe and his mom was kind enough to give me the original hand written recipe, which I still treasure.  I get very excited each time I make this dish.  Remember to run a knife between the rim of the dish and the soufflé mixture before baking to help the soufflé rise evenly and if you want extra height, tie a paper collar around the outside of the dish, sticking about 5cm above the rim.

Cheese  Soufflé

 

Ingredients

50ml butter
50ml cake flour
2ml salt
Dash cayenne pepper
250ml milk
3 large eggs separated
250ml cheddar cheese grated

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC.
  2. Heat the butter and stir in the flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the milk and stir until the mixture is smooth and starts to thicken.
  4. Beat the egg yolks and slowly add to the sauce.
  5. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and gently fold them into the cheese sauce.
  7. Transfer to a buttered soufflé dish and bake for 30 minutes.

 

Submitted by:  Pam Frielinghaus, Port Elizabeth

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5 thoughts on “Cheese Soufflé

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    • Hi Tes. Glad you like the recipe. I forgot to mention to run a knife between the rim of the dish and the soufflé mixture before baking to help the soufflé rise evenly. Also, for extra height, tie a paper collar around the outside of the dish, sticking about 5cm above the rim. Enjoy. 🙂

  2. I serve a similar soufflé as a starter on my menu. I substitute the cheese with goats cheese and add 1 grated courgette into the cheese sauce.
    I bake them in the morning turn them out the mould and reheat them on service. I pour 5ml cream and sprinkle 5ml grated parmesan cheese over and bake it again for 5-7min in a hot oven. It is yummy!

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