Classic Cheese Souffle

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Simple, but elegant souffles perfect for any brunch.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 4 eggs, separated

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, mustard and cayenne until smooth; slowly adding the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Remove from the heat. Add in a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Pour into four greased 10-oz. souffle dishes or custard cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

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