Cheese Soufflé

PennyBy Penny    

June 20, 2015

Light , creamy , cheesey

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


50g butter, plus extra for greasing

25g breadcrumb

50g plain flour

1 tspn mustard powder

300ml milk

4 eggs

100g grated extra-strong cheddar


1Heat oven to 200C and put a baking sheet on the middle shelf.

2Butter 4 ramekins generously,.

3Sprinkle in the breadcrumbs and rotate the ramekins to ensure the butter is evenly coated.

4Tip out any excess breadcrumbs.

5Melt the butter in a pan on a medium heat;

6Stir in the flour and mustard.

7Cook, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes

8Take off the heat and gradually stir in the milk, mixing it in thoroughly Return to the heat and stir continuously until very thick - this could take 10 minutes or so

9Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.

10Crack the eggs, placing the whites into a clean bowl and stirring the yolks into the sauce.

11Stir in cheese and season well.

12 Use an electric whisk to beat the egg whites until peaks form that just hold their shape

13Now using a metal spoon gently stir the whipped whites into the white sauce in a figure of eight.

14Spoon the mixture into the ramekins

15Run Your finger around the edge to create a ‘top hat’ effect; this ensures the soufflé rises above the rim and doesn’t stick. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minstrel so until the top is golden and risen and has a slight wobble.