A classic soufflé. The secret is to cook it so that it is ready when guests sit down as it sinks almost immediately. Serve as a casual lunch together with a simple mixed leaf salad. Alternatively serve as a starter in individual ramekins, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
3 egg yolks
1T crème fraîche
Freshly ground pepper and salt
Freshly ground nutmeg
4 egg whites
100g Emmenthaler cheese, finely grated
- Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease a 16cm ovenproof soufflé dish.
- Place the milk in a small saucepan and bring to the boil and set aside.
- Make a white sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and stir in over low heat. Remove from the heat and slowly pour in the milk, whisking continuously. Return to a low heat and simmer, stirring continuously, until it is the consistency of heavy cream.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks one at a time. Add the crème fraîche, pepper, salt and nutmeg, and stir in. Transfer to a bowl.
- Beat the egg whites, with a good pinch of salt until firm, taking care not to over beat.
- Beat 1T of egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, and then carefully fold in the remaining egg whites, together with the grated cheese.
- Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared soufflé dish (it should be approximately 3/4 full).
- Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the soufflé has risen and is golden on top.
- Transfer immediately to the table and serve from the dish.
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