Description

Our egg farmer families love the taste of this cheese soufflé. It looks impressive, and is surprisingly easy to make.

Instructions

Melt butter in a 4-cup (1 L) measuring cup or a medium bowl in the microwave. Stir in flour, salt and pepper.

Whisk in milk, then cheese, until combined. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes on High; stir. Cook for another 1-1/2 to 2 minutes until mixture becomes a smooth, thickened sauce.

Whisk egg yolks until blended. Add a little of the sauce to the yolks; stir thoroughly. Stir yolk mixture back into the sauce.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg yolk/sauce mixture gently into beaten egg whites just until combined. (Mixture does not have to be completely blended.)

Spoon or pour into four lightly greased 1-cup (250 mL) straight-sided ramekins or soufflé dishes.

Bake in a preheated 325°F (160°C) oven until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Tips

  • Use the cheese or blend of cheeses of your choice
  • If desired, use a 4 or 6 cup (1 or 1.5L) soufflé dish or round straight sided casserole dish to bake just one soufflé. Baking time will be about 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Be sure to use clean beaters to beat egg whites or the whites will not form a stiff foam.
Brought to you by: Egg Farmers of Ontario