Have you noticed a them over here on Chez Us lately? Yes, it is another recipe for another simple Souffle. This time around the start ingredient is Blue cheese. I love this recipe for a blue cheese soufflé as it is light as well as flavorful dinner option.
French food does not have to be hard nor fussy to make, and I am going to make you a believer! I often fall back on French food as I enjoy the simplicity of using seasonal ingredients as well as the wholesome flavors. This blue cheese souffle fits both requirements, easy and delicious using simple ingredients.
Yesterday, I was hanging out with my favorite god-child and on our way home, she mentioned that we had to stop by the store for some black beans. She wanted black beans for lunch. I told her if there was parking we would stop. Our lucky day as there was parking right in front of our favorite market, Bi-Rite. We had all intentions of picking up only black beans along with a head of lettuce for a simple lunch.
Once we got into the store, the soon-to-be foodie that she says she is, started taking over the the grocery shopping. We found ourselves in the cheese aisle and her little eyes glistened as she proclaimed that we needed to have some “butter cheese”, otherwise known as the blue cheese. She is not picky when it comes to blue cheese, she loves them all. She fondled the packages, turning them around, looking for the bluest ones as she likes to say, otherwise known as more veins of goodness. Then she turned around and said we needed a baguette, she gave them all a little squeeze and found the softest one. We were set, a fantastic blue cheese, a soft baguette, black beans, lettuce, and two pieces of the darkest chocolate they had available at the counter.
I knew the remainder of this blue cheese would be great either alone, in a salad, or in this recipe for a blue cheese souffle that I have been itching to make. I was really looking forward to enjoying that warm and gooey souffle for dinner later that evening, and it was perfect served alongside a green salad that was lightly dressed with a tangy herbed dressing.
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Recipe: Blue Cheese Soufflé
* serves 2
20 grams of butter, plus a little extra, softened
17 grams of AP flour
125 ml of milk
2 eggs, separated
60 grams blue cheese, the stinkier the better
cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F. Brush 2 (1 cup capacity) ramekins or ovenproof bowls with melted butter. Place on a baking tray and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Slowly add the milk, stirring continuously for 2 – 3 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in the blue cheese, remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks and sea salt and pepper.
Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Gently fold through the cheese mixture.
Fill the ramekins two-thirds full. Cook for 18 – 20 minutes or until puffed and golden.