Comforting cheese souffle

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Everyone will love this delicious dinner option!

This warm, cheesy dish is so good you’ll want to whip it up to impress all your guests next time you’re entertaining. It’s a fairly easy recipe that will make you feel like a gourmet chef when you taste the final product! Souffle has long been a classic dish to turn to when you want to impress guests with your baking skills or are simply looking to enjoy something so deliciously light and airy before you tuck into your main meal. There’s only one rule when it comes to souffle and that’s to make sure you never over mix it. While it’s an easy method, the success of the outcome is all in the details. So, take it slowly and be careful and you’ll have a mouthwatering dish on your hands in no time!

Ingredients

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • Dried (packaged) breadcrumbs, to dust
  • 50g butter
  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 120g (1 1/2 cups) coarsely grated mature cheddar
  • 4 eggs, separated

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190C. Place a baking tray in oven. Grease a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof dish with butter. Dust with breadcrumbs.
  2. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling and foaming. Cook flour, stirring, for 2 minutes or until it bubbles and comes away from the side. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk in half milk until mixture is smooth. Gradually whisk in remaining milk until smooth and combined. Whisk over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until sauce boils and is thickening. Add cheddar and stir until cheddar melts and mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Quickly whisk in the egg yolks until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Use an electric beater to beat the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Be careful not to over beat the egg whites.
  4. Add one-third of egg white to cheddar mixture. Use a large metal spoon to fold. Repeat, in two more batches, with the remaining egg white.
  5. Spoon into prepared dish. Run your finger around the inside rim of the dish. Place on preheated baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve.

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