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Cheese Souffle

Yields6 ServingsCook Time45 mins

The French-inspired cheese souffle is an elegant dish, simple to make, and best served immediately.

 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
 1 cup milk
 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
 3 tbsp unsalted butter
 ½ tsp salt, divided
  tsp cayenne pepper
 2 Nature's Yoke eggs, separated with whites (at room temperature)
 2 Nature's Yoke egg whites, room temperature
1

In a small bowl, mix together flour and 3 T. milk until smooth. Pour remaining milk into saucepan over low heat. Add butter and melt. Whisk in flour mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.

2

Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese, 1/4 tsp. salt and cayenne pepper. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.

3

Preheat oven to 400 F.

4

Whisk egg yolks into cooled cheese mixture until well combined.

5

In a large glass bowl, whip all four egg whites until foamy and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into mixture with a rubber spatula just until combined. Transfer mixture to a greased 1 1/2 quart souffle dish.

6

Place dish in oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 375 F. Bake 30-45 minutes, or until souffle is puffed and golden and center moves only slightly when dish is shaken gently. (do not open oven door during first 20 minutes) Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6