How To Make a Cheese Soufflé
Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Enjoy perfecting the art of a light-as-air savoury soufflé. This cheesy classic is a great dinner party starter or a light lunch served with salad and crusty bread.
50g butter, plus extra for greasing
50g plain flour
1 tsp mustard powder
100g grate cheese (we recommend a combination of Witheridge and Highmoor)
1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
2. Butter a 15cm soufflé dish generously, then sprinkle in the breadcrumbs.
3. Melt the butter over a medium heat and stir in the flour and mustard.
4. Cook, stirring, for 1 min. 5. Take off the heat and gradually stir in the milk.
6. Return to the heat and stir continuously until very thick (around 10 mins).
7. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
8. Crack the eggs, placing the whites into a clean bowl and stirring the yolks into the sauce.
9. Stir in the grated Witheridge and Highmoor and season well.
10. Whisk the egg whites until peaks form. Then take a metal spoon and gently stir the whipped whites into the white sauce. 11. Spoon the mixture into the dish and run a cutlery knife around the edge to create a ‘top hat’ effect.
12. Bake for 25-30 mins until the top is golden and risen.