Rich Stilton Souffle
Skill level: Bit of effort
Savoury souffles can be made with a variety of cheeses but one of the tastiest is Stilton with its deliciously mellow flavour. This is an easy recipe so don’t worry if you have never made a soufflé before – just make sure you whisk the egg whites until they are stiff and fold them into the mixture lightly. A cheese soufflé makes an ideal snack or supper dish.
- 40g butter or margarine plus a little extra for greasing
- 25g plain flour
- 200ml semi skimmed milk
- 4 eggs, medium, separated
- 150g Stilton cheese, grated
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
You can use grated Cheddar, Double Gloucester or Leicester cheese for a change. Alternatively, try using 175g cottage cheese with chives in this recipe.
- Grease a 1.5 litre soufflé dish with a little butter or margarine.
- Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan over a medium heat.
- Add the flour, stir well and cook gently for 1 minute.
- Remove the pan from the heat, cool slightly, then gradually stir in the milk.
- Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, then cool slightly and stir in the egg yolks.
- Add the cheese and seasoning and stir together well until everything is combined.
- Put the egg whites into a clean bowl and whisk until stiff.
- Fold 1 tablespoon of the whisked egg whites lightly into the sauce, then fold in the remaining egg whites very gently using a metal spoon.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
- Serve the soufflé immediately with a tomato and onion salad.