Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Recipe courtesy Sara Moulton Sara Moulton Cooks at Home Try using a grapefruit spoon to seed the jalapeno.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the tins
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons very finely chopped pine nuts
- 1 small jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 6 tablespoons whole milk
- 1⁄4 cup grated gruyere cheese
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 large egg, separated
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Butter a nonstick mini-muffin tin with 12 (1/8-cup) wells that measure 1 3/4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch deep.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of the flour with 1/2 the pine nuts in a small bowl.
- Dust the tins with the flour and nut mixture.
- Tap out the excess.
- Melt the 1 tablespoon butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and the jalapeno.
- Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes.
- Whisk in the milk and add the cheese, salt, pepper, mustard, and egg yolk.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Beat the egg white until firm but not stiff.
- Stir a 1/4 of the white into the cheese sauce.
- Gently fold in the remaining white.
- Spoon into the prepared tins, sprinkle with the remaining pine nuts, and bake until puffed and golden, 7 to 10 minutes.
- Cool in the tins on wire racks.
- When cool, run a small knife around the edge of each souffle.
- (The souffles will fall as they cool.) They can be prepared up to a day in advance and refrigerated.
- Bake in the muffin tins in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes before serving.