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Cheese Souffle Recipe

cheese souffle
This cheese souffle recipe seems to be a little difficult but once you break it down into steps and taste it you'll see it isn't that hard to make and well worth the effort. If you have small ramekin dishes these work great for little individual sizes for each family member. Otherwise prepare one in a large round dish for the whole family.

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Making a Souffle

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon mustard
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Step 1: Grease a round casserole dish.

Step 2: In a saucepan melt butter. Whisk in flour, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper. Stir constantly on medium-low heat until well blended. Whisk in 1 cup milk until mixture is smooth and no longer has lumps. Bring to a boil and continue stirring. Add shredded cheese and cook until melted. Set aside.

souffle mixing

Step 3: In two separate bowls, add egg whites in one bowl and egg yolks in another. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form. This is called making a meringue.

making meringue

Step 4: In separate bowl, beat 3 egg yolks for several minutes. Stir egg yolks into cheese mixture.

Step 5: Add a small amount, about ¼ of the egg whites to the cheese mixture. Stir together. Pour cheese mixture slowly into remaining egg whites.

folding in egg whites

Step 6: Pour into greased dish. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes. Insert a knife in the center of the soufflé and it should come out clean. Serve immediately.


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