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9/30/12

Cheese Souffle


It is a bit more work than macaroni and cheese, but if you're into dinner guests thinking that you really care about them, cheese souffle is the ticket. Served with a salad, and a simple dessert, this would make a romantic meal for your sweetie.  It can also be used as teaching moment for the kids. It teaches important lessons about how buying a stand mixer can save one's wrists from fatigue, or how incorporating air into egg whites makes them all pretty, and cloud-like.

 Cheese Souffle


4 egg yolks
4 egg whites
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
dash ground red pepper
1 cup skim milk
2 cups shredded cheddar


 Allow the egg yolks and egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

For cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter; stir in flour, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper. Add milk all at once.

Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, a little at a time, stirring until melted. In a medium bowl beat egg yolks with a fork until combined.

Slowly add cheese sauce to egg yolks, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold about 1 cup of the stiffly beaten egg whites into cheese sauce.

Gradually pour cheese sauce over remaining stiffly beaten egg whites, folding to combine. Pour into an ungreased 2-quart souffle dish.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe mildly modified from BHG

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65 comments:

  1. This looks soooo yummy! I love cheese. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. That looks amazing! I cant wait to make this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Looks so good and impressive. I've never tried one. They say they are difficult to do. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your yummy souffle was chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/todays-feature-post-cast-party-60-1/

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  5. That looks absolutely delicious. And sounds fairly easy to make, do you ever have a problem with it falling? The one and only time I tried to make a souffle it collapsed. :-(

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  6. Oh my gosh, this looks fabulous! I love souffles, but mine always fall :-( Definitely worth trying it again for this one though! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  7. Wow! So yummy and you make it look so easy and pretty! I think once you do a Souffle, you're got your gold medal in the kitchen! Thank you for linking to In The Kitchen Thursdays! Would love it if you could spread the word! Thanks again!

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

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  8. It looks soooooooo delicious and tempting !:)

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  9. OMG! this looks so good! Thank you for linking up to our first day of In the Kitchen Thursdays party! Can't wait to see what you come up with for next week!!
    ps. i'll def be trying this out in the very near future!!

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  10. This looks great- definitely worth the time. I'd love it if you could link this (and 1-2 other recipes if you'd like) up to Wonderful Food Wednesday on At Home Take 2: http://www.athometake2.com.

    Jessica
    At Home Take 2

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  11. This looks amazing...and uses lots of eggs ! Please come share at our Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-1.html

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  12. Hi Lisa,

    Cheese souffle is always in my to-bake list for ages but didn't have a chance yet to bake this delicious treat.

    Now seeing yours, I think I have to bake mine too :D

    Nice to know you through blogging. Now following you at your blog, Twitter and Pinterest :D

    Zoe

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  13. My last cheese souffle was a disaster. I love them and will give your recipe a try. I'll pin it too. Share this tomorrow on my foodie friday party.

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    1. So glad you got this over to my party. I think it is a great recipe.

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  14. Your writing always makes me laugh! This looks great, but I'm guessing yours came out a lot better than mine will if I give it a whirl. Still...living vicariously through these pictures seems like such a good idea, it looks delicious!

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  15. yes please! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop my friend xo

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  16. This is gorgeous looking. I always thought souffles were difficult to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Yum, yum, yum! Looks so good! I finally just got myself a nice set of ramekins, so perhaps I'll try this!

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  18. Oh your souffle looks wonderful!!! I have yet to try to make one... it's been on my "to try" list for a long time, but it seems so intimidating! Yours looks great!

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  19. This looks so so delicious, Lisa! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a good day, Nancy

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  20. Mmmmm, mmmm sounds and looks delish!! Found you via Fridy Foodie Friends....now a new follower.

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  21. It's beautiful! I have never made this before , but it looks so good...Thanks for sharing, you have inspired me to try it!

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  22. This looks perfect. I've never tried one myself - fear it will fall, I guess. Yours looks really nice. Delicious, too. Thanks for sharing. I might be inspired to give it a try.

    Lisa

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  23. I have never made souffle of any kind before. This looks wonderful and I love your pictures that go with the recipe. I am more a visual type person and as I usually only read the ingredients before doing something... the pictures would help. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

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  24. Looks really nice. I am hoping to try one of those sometime soon. Still scares me a little bit though. Nice job!

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  25. I have never made a souffle at home - thanks for the tutorial! I need to try this, but I'll have to get a stand mixer first.

    Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

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  26. This looks AMAZING! I've heard souffle's are difficult to make. I've never tried! I'm kinda hungry now! :) Hopped over from A Creative Princess and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

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  27. Believe it or not I have not only never made a souffle, I have never eaten one! Yours looks perfect :)

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  28. This souffle is beautiful. I would love it if you would link to my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. Here is the link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  29. Hi Lisa,
    This is a beautiful Cheese Souffle, I can almost taste it, we will love your recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  30. I've never been brave enough to try a souffle!! Looks delish! I found you via TGIF Linky Party!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
    Custom Blog Designs

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  31. I've never tried to make a souffle nor eaten one...weird huh?! This looks great!!

    Thanks for linking up with us this weekend @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you chose to party with us!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  32. Lisa that looks wonderful! Love the addition of the red pepper too!

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  33. Lisa, you know, I never made souffle in my life. Looks delicious! It is so good in fact, I'd love it if you would link it up with us at our link party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

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  34. Stopped by from Sunny Simple. This sounds yummy and I'm pinning it!

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  35. This looks so delicious! I have to make this. We are a cheese loving family. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you share this awesome dish.

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  36. Very impressive :) Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Sweeties Linky :)
    www.meltingmoments.info

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  37. This looks luscious, I have never made a souffle but you made it look easy. I sure wish I had a piece right now! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  38. I have never made a souffle before but that looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  39. Yum! There is something about making 'souffle' that scares me lol. I will have a go though, yours looks yummy, and served with a salad sounds delicious.

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  40. Looks so delicious! I love anything cheese. :) I would love to have you come share your great ideas at the link party at 'Or so she says...', happening right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  41. I have never made a cheese souffle... and your culinary tutorial will make it easy for me to conquer my fears and make one like your beautiful creation!!!
    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  42. Oh boy does that look like it has everything I love it and so pretty too.

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  43. This looks so impressive! Thanks for sharing at Must Try MOnday!

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  44. I've never made cheese souffle. Yours looks terrific, now I might have to give it a try.

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  45. I've never tried this looks so tasty,thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays :)

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  46. Oh YUMMY! Thanks for stopping by at Show Off Friday!

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  47. Anything with cheese is gud but this recipe looks amazing! I visit from @thededicatedhouse linky party.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. My mom used to make this! I really need to make it for my family! thanks for inspiring me to do it!

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  49. This looks so yummy. I have never made one. Guess it's about time huh! Thanks so much for sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"
    Marcie

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  50. The souffle looks and sounds great! I found you from Mix It Up Monday Blog hop. I look forward to following you. I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me. Blessings Always, Diane Roark www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  51. I've never made a souffle - but one day I'm going to try! Yours looks fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  52. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo this week. I've never made souffle--have always been intimidated. Looks tasty!

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  53. Thanks so much for sharing this cheese souffle recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Looks so delicious!

    Jody

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  54. Lisa,
    You did an amazing job on this souffle! It looks scrumptious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  55. You shouldn't be surprised I am featuring you soufflé on foodie friday today. Drop by and get your featured button.

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  56. Thanks for linking up on 'Or so she says...', hope to see you again tomorrow for another round of 'Your Great Idea'. www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  57. I've never been brave enough to make a souffle. Thanks for the great tutorial, and thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

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  58. I have never had souffle of any kind, I always thought it was hard to make. You make it look so easy I feel I must try this recipe! Thanks for linking with me :)

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  59. Cheese, cheese, glorious cheese! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  60. This would make a perfect dinner -- pinned! I really like your collage tutorial -- makes it easy to follow the pictures and text without overworking the scroll finger! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  61. Lisa,
    I love cheese souffle. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  62. This looks amazing!! Pinning right now :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight.blogspot.com

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