Soufflé du Fromage (Cheese Soufflé)

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Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

It took me a while to perfect this one. The most important thing about serving a soufflé is to place it on the table before guests the second it comes out of the oven. Humidity can affect the way your soufflé turns out: the drier, the better. Be sure to beat the egg whites until softly stiff, but not dry. Make sure there is not a trace of grease on the beaters or bowl.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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WHITE SAUCE

3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
whole milk

SOUFFLE INGREDIENTS

5 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
shredded swiss cheese
3
beaten egg yolks
4
egg whites
extra paper-thin shavings of swiss cheese

How to Make Soufflé du Fromage (Cheese Soufflé)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make white sauce: Stir together butter and flour in a sauce pan over low heat until smooth and well-blended. Over medium heat, gradually stir in milk until smooth, and it just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and cool 1 minute, stirring.
  • 2Stir about 2 tablespoons of the white sauce into the beaten egg yolks, to "temper" the yolks and keep them from cooking.
  • 3Then, add to the white sauce, stirring well, the cheeses and beaten egg yolks. Cool mixture to room temperature.
  • 4While mixture is cooling, beat the egg whites until softly stiff, but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture.
  • 5Immediately pour entire mixture into a well-greased and lightly floured soufflé dish. This dish should be round, about 7-8" in diameter, with tall straight sides. Use shortening or butter to grease it with, and lightly dust with real flour. I haven't had much success using Baker's Joy Cake Release or similar products.
  • 6Decorate the top of the soufflé with paper-thin slices of Swiss cheese cut into fancy shapes. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set. Serve immediately, before it loses its "pouf".

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About Soufflé du Fromage (Cheese Soufflé)

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Heirloom




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