Three-Cheese Souffle

Three-Cheese Souffle

Ingredients For Three-Cheese Souffle

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 1/4 cups finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 3/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated Comte or gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated Emmentaler or appenzeller cheese
  • 4 large eggs, separated, plus 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sliced baguette(bread type), for serving
  • Apple butter, for serving (optional)

Directions For Three-Cheese Souffle

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a rack in the center. Up to the top edge of a 2-quart souffle dish, butter the bottom and sides. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and cornmeal are sprinkled on top. Place the souffle in the freezer while you prepare it.
  • To make the roux, follow these steps: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter and add the garlic. Stir in the flour, nutmeg, and 2 teaspoons salt, and cook, stirring constantly, for approximately 2 minutes, or until the flour is cooked but not browned. Stir in the milk and cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture is as thick as pudding. Remove from the heat once the comte, Emmentaler, and 3/4 cup parmesan have melted.
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  • One at a time, whisks in the four egg yolks. Stir the ingredients in a large mixing bowl to cool somewhat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the 6 egg whites and lemon juice until soft peaks form. Fold a quarter of the whites into the cheese base before folding in the rest.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared souffle dish on a baking sheet and smooth the top. To form a ridge, run your finger over the inside lip of the dish to push the batter away from the edge. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of parmesan. Reduce the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit after transferring it to the oven.
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  • Bake for about 35 minutes, or until golden and puffy about 2 inches above the dish’s lip. If preferred, serve with baguette slices and pate, as well as apple butter.

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