Penes Celebrated Cheese Souffle Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Butter40 Gram (Plus Extra To Butter The Dish)
 Butter1 Teaspoon (For Greasing The Dish)
 Plain flour25 Gram
 Semi skimmed milk200 Milliliter
 Egg yolks4 Large
 Egg whites5 Large
 Mature cheddar cheese150 Gram, grated
 Gruyere25 Gram, grated
 Parmesan25 Gram, finely grated
 Finely grated parmesan cheese1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
 Cayenne pepper1 1⁄4 Pinch (Generous)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Thoroughly butter an 18cm souffle dish, about 8cm deep.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and mix in the flour. Cook together for a couple of mins to make a roux, then gradually whisk in the milk until a smooth, very thick sauce is achieved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly for a couple of minutes, then add the egg yolks one by one, beating them in thoroughly. Stir in the grated cheeses and season with salt and the cayenne. Pour into a roomy bowl, removing every last vestige of the mixture with a rubber spatula.
3. Whisk the egg whites in another bowl until firm. Stir a small amount into the cheese mixture to slacken it, then deftly fold in the rest of the whites, using a serving spoon or spatula.
4. Gently pile the mixture into the buttered souffle dish and sprinkle the surface with extra Parmesan. Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins, or until well risen, and golden and crusted on the surface.
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