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Friday, December 2, 2011

Matters of the heart and a quick cheese souffle~

Strange weather patterns happening here in the Eastern Cape.
Great for a little decorating and..... making souffles is always comforting in this wet weather.

The Recipe~
4 eggs separated
1 cup of strong cheddar cheese, or cheese of your choice....I also added a half a cup of parmessan and first greased the souffle dish then dusted with some of this parmessan.
140ml milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg.

Melt the butter and flour and mix 'til a smooth paste. Add the milk. Stirring all the time and bring to the boil.
Add the cheese, salt , pepper and nutmeg and the egg yolks one at a time. Mix well.
Whisk the egg whites  stiffly and fold into the mixture. Pour into the souffle dish that has been lined with the Parmessan cheese (tip from Ina Garten). Run your finger around the dish so as to allow the the souffle to rise
Bake for 30minutes in the centre of the oven set at 200deg C.
Remove and serve immediately with a green salad.

Some tips:
Eggs at room temperature.
If the souffle is left in the oven too long, it becomes tough and leathery. It should be slightly moist and frothy in the centre.

A little bit of Christmas joy for my heart all the way from Canada.....Oh what a spoil....I am forever thankful to you Monique! Please visit Monique here~......she must surely be the most gracious blogging friend I have ever met.. Truely Monique, a piece of are so talented.

And matters of the heart....a special visitor is flying home in a couple of  hours.....we can't wait to see you, our Wes!

Enjoy your weekends and take care!


  1. I have never made a souffle taht looks like that! Wow..

    How wonderful those pillows !
    I saw Fifi had boots cute..

    Enjoy the visit Shel!

  2. It's easy peasy as you say Monique..
    I LOVE my little Christmas stocking!
    Are you home safe now?
    Shel xx

  3. You have rain. We have an awful gale. Your souffle looks yummy and sounds relatively easy to make. I only do easy these days. Love your Christmas boot! Enjoy Wes's visit!

  4. The souffle looks wonderful. I was just telling a friend today about the rest of my 2011 "to- do" list...making a souffle was on it. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you and I will come back to browse again soon:)

    From the chilly snowy Manitoba prairies in Canada, di.

  5. What a lovely post - I've never made a souffle - but I'm going to now - looks and sounds wonderful!
    mary x

  6. Thanks for all the gracious comments..really this is an easy recipe..enjoy.

  7. So glad that you got to have Wes home again. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for the yummy souffle recipe. Cherry Kay