Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Excellent basic recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a saucepan melt butter; stir in flour and milk and season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir in cheese until cheese melts and sauce thickens; then remove from heat.
  4. When cool, beat egg yolks into sauce.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into sauce.
  6. Pour into baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Test with a knife.
Most Helpful

i picked this to make for the french forum souffle tutorial because it was simple and authentic. i used gruyere cheese and baked it in a french white corningware dish. it was light and airy with great flavor.

chia June 17, 2007

This was outstanding. It was a simple recipe with wonderful flavor. I can't say mine looked as good as when Chia did this in the class, but it was still delicious. Thanks Little T. for a great dessert

Auntie Jan June 17, 2007

A great souffle for us beginners. I didn't dig out the correct cups but now I am going to have to find them. I think now that I realize that souffles are not something to fear. The cheese I had was a Mexican Blend, but it works find.

Jellyqueen June 17, 2007