Light and golden in the oven, the cheese souffle is a classical dish of great flavor.
100g gouda (or cheddar) cheese, grated
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs, separated
salt and black pepper
a pinch of nutmeg
1. In small pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbling. Pour in milk whisking until smooth. Add salt and black pepper, and continue stirring until sauce boils and thickens. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat egg whites until thick and mousse-like. Add egg yolks one at a time and stir until the mixture is blended and smooth. Add grated cheese and a pinch of nutmeg, Whisk into butter mixture stirring constantly.
3. Generously butter cup soufflé. Pour the batter into the prepared soufflé dish and bake it for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the soufflé is puffed and deep golden brown. Serve the cheese soufflé immediately.
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