Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Set the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Bring the milk to a boil, then stir in the butter, salt and peppers and pour the mixture over the breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the garlic and Gruyere and return to the pan.
  5. Stir over moderate heat until cheese melts.
  6. Beat in the egg yolks.
  7. Cool the mixture slightly, then stiffly whip the egg whites and fold them into the mixture.
  8. Pour into a buttered pie tin (not more than three-quarters full) and bake for about 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very good! It was more like a 'spoon bread' than any souffles I've ever had. I have to eat gluten-free, so I used gf bread crumbs, but I can't imagine it would change the texture so much. Also I used a tall-sided round baking dish. Great flavors, very subtle.

GinnyP March 23, 2003

This recipe calls for an insanely high amount of salt. It was almost impossible to eat. I compared it with other recipes in Bon Appetit and those call for between 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp. of salt.

jneilson7 March 23, 2009