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Old 02-21-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cheese Souffle

3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
3 eggs/separated (At room temperature)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat milk in pan add butter and stir until melted and blended.Blend in flour and stir until it thickens. Cook on low-med heat
Do no boil
Take off stove and cool. Add 3 well-beaten egg yolks then fold in 3 beaten egg whites/beating until stiff
Pour in hot buttered casserole dish and bake at 350* for 40-50 min.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
3 eggs/separated (At room temperature)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat milk in pan add butter and stir until melted and blended.Blend in flour and stir until it thickens. Cook on low-med heat
Do no boil
Take off stove and cool. Add 3 well-beaten egg yolks then fold in 3 beaten egg whites/beating until stiff
Pour in hot buttered casserole dish and bake at 350* for 40-50 min.
How much cheese?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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Interesting. I make cheese souffle often and my recipe proportions are substantially different.

roux:
1/4 C flour
1/4 C butter
pinch of nutmeg and cayenne
1/2 tsp salt

Add 1 C milk and cook (stirring) till thick.

Add 6 oz cheddar/gruyere cheese blend (mostly cheddar)
take off heat and stir in 4 egg yolks that were beaten to yellow ribbon.

Fold in 5 stiffly whipped egg whites

Bake in straight sided dish at 350 degrees for about 45 mins
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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sorry
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese added to sauce on stove
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Interesting. I make cheese souffle often and my recipe proportions are substantially different.

roux:
1/4 C flour
1/4 C butter
pinch of nutmeg and cayenne
1/2 tsp salt

Add 1 C milk and cook (stirring) till thick.

Add 6 oz cheddar/gruyere cheese blend (mostly cheddar)
take off heat and stir in 4 egg yolks that were beaten to yellow ribbon.

Fold in 5 stiffly whipped egg whites

Bake in straight sided dish at 350 degrees for about 45 mins
I don't make them often but I dont recall seeing a recipe that doesn't use a roux. And my recipe, like yours, uses more eggs and in a greater proportion of whites to yolks, as it's supposed to be light and airy
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:39 AM   #6
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I don't do the spices since this recipe was given to me by a Cajun lady years ago and she never added any spices. She said if you want them, "do them later." I agree. This way, you just taste the cheese.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #7
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I don't do the spices since this recipe was given to me by a Cajun lady years ago and she never added any spices. She said if you want them, "do them later." I agree. This way, you just taste the cheese.
One cardinal rule of cooking is that you need to season your food as you cook it, not afterward. So if you want your soufflé to have some hint of flavor, like nutmeg or garlic, you need to add them while you prepare it -- you can't "do them later."

But it's perfectly fine to skip them and just taste the cheese. That's the way I like it. (Uh huh, Uh huh)
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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I disagree about "seasoning your food as you cook it, being the cardinal rule." Look at true Mexican food. Traditional Mexican is not spiced up. Its all about the condiments and spices you add after it is cooked. Nutmeg or garlic would spoil this recipe. It is a cheese souffle not a quiche or frittata. A true souffle is about the cheese and eggs. That is what my recipe is all about. Cheese. (I run across this type of thing when friends aske me for recipes and then wonder why the dish does not taste the same as mine. It is usually due to them using substitutions or adding ingredients). There is no "cardinal rule" about seasoning your food.
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Mine is different but is always a huge hit and I can never make just one when I take it anywhere,

Cheese Souffle

4 slices of white bread, buttered and then cubed
4 eggs slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup of grated extra sharp cheese

Mix all ingredients together in a deep dish
Refridge Overnite
Bake 1 hour in a 350 oven
Do not preheat oven, start cooking in a cold oven
no need to grease the bowl, but I do lightly.
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I disagree about "seasoning your food as you cook it, being the cardinal rule." Look at true Mexican food. Traditional Mexican is not spiced up. Its all about the condiments and spices you add after it is cooked.
I can't think of one Mexican dish that isn't spiced as it is cooked. Sure, the accoutrements (shredded cheese, salsa, etc.) are an important part of the finished dish but they are there to enhance flavors already present; they are definitely not the only flavors in the food. Every bit of beef / pork / chicken is spiced as it's cooked. Rice and bean dishes are most definitely spiced up.
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