These souffles can be made ahead and repuffed just before serving, which really removes the stress of feeding a crowd.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 5 eggs separated
- 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
MethodIn large skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms with half each of the salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until golden and no liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
In large saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; stir in flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and remaining salt and pepper; cook, whisking, until boiling and thickened, about 5 minutes.
In large bowl, whisk egg yolks; slowly whisk in milk mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until cool, about 45 minutes.
In separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold half into egg yolk mixture; fold in remaining egg whites. Fold in mushrooms, cheese and chives. Divide among eight greased 6 oz (175 mL) ramekins.
Set ramekins in roasting pan; pour in enough hot water to come halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 30 minutes or until puffed and set. (Make-ahead: Remove to rack; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat on baking sheet in 400°F/200°C oven until repuffed, about 20 minutes.)
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 321 mg
- Protein 12 g
- Calories 246.0
- Total fat 19 g
- Cholesterol 164 mg
- Saturated fat 11 g
- Total carbohydrate 7 g
- Iron 6.0
- Folate 14.0
- Calcium 22.0
- Vitamin A 20.0
- Vitamin C 2.0