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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Single Service Cheese Souffle

Well, I have recently been watching MasterChef and thinking about how I would like to try my hand at it. The problem is that they have to know all these different recipes by heart. Anyway, in the last pressure test, they had to make a cheese souffle (single serving) in order to stay in the competition. They kept talking about how it was many people's undoing. SO, I decided to try my hand at Cheese Souffle for lunch today and this is what happened...

1 Tbs butter (plus some to grease the ramekin)
2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbs a.p. flour
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp minced chives
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, separated
1/3 cup cheese (I used colby jack, most call for cheddar, this one calls for Swiss)

This is single serving, so not much is needed!
1. Coat sides of the ramekin (or whatever you use - it should hold 1 cup in it) with about 1/2 a teaspoon of butter (1/6th of a Tablespoon)
2. Coat the sides of the ramekin with 1 Tbs Parmesan cheese, set aside

3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour until smooth

4. Gradually stir in milk

5. Add chives and Worcestershire sauce

6. Bring to a boil, cook, and stir 1 minute until thick

7. Remove from heat
8. Stir a small amount of mixture into a beaten egg yolk (with a fork), then return all to the pan, stirring constantly

9. Transfer to a bowl, set aside

10. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff (until you can turn it upside down and it won't run)

11. Fold half of the egg whites into the yolk mixture
12. Fold in cheese
13. Fold in remaining egg whites
14. Pour into the baking dish, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan

14. Bake 375 degrees, 30-35 minutes (knife inserted into the middle should come out clean)

Let me admit to you - delicious. I'd like to make it with some different cheeses and maybe in larger quantity. Either way, yummmm!

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