Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Easy to make souffle that I found on the About.com web site under British & Irish Food section. The recipe says to bake the souffle in 6 individual ramekins but I made it in a large souffle dish and cooked it for 30 minutes. I used Edam cheese and American mustard as that was what was in the fridge.
- 55 g butter
- 1 leek, medium, cleaned, white and green chopped into fine matchsticks
- 55 g flour, all purpose
- 2 teaspoons mustard, Dijon
- 300 ml milk
- 75 g cheese, Emmenthal grated
- 4 eggs, large and separated
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add the chopped leeks and cook gently until the leeks are soft but not brown.
- Stir in flour and mustard.
- Add the milk a little at a time stirring thoroughly to create a thick, glosy sauce. Season with salt and a little pepper.
- Add the egg yolks and beat well with a wooden spoon until completely incorporated.
- Add the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff and firmly set.
- Using a metal spoon, stir 2 tbsp of the egg whites into the soufle base to loosen the mix. Carefully fold in the remaining egg whites in two parts. Be very gentle and try to retainas much volume as possible.
- Lightly grease 6 individual ramekin dishes with a little butter. Gently spoon the mixture into the dishes filling to within 1 cm of the top.
- Place the ramekins onto a bakingsheet and cook in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the souffles are golden and risen.
- Serve immediately with a green salad and crusty bread. Be quick though, the souffle will sink in a few minutes.
Yum, really beautiful flavours and a nice light texture! I used a generic Swiss cheese and made in three medium sized ramekins. I've only made a few souffles in the past so must also add the directions are very clear and easy to follow.