How To Make The Perfect Cheese Soufflé
Entertaining guests is a much-loved weekend tradition, and nothing beats that ‘Wow Factor’ when serving a special dish. Whip up these delicious, twice-baked Président Camembert cheese soufflés for your guests for a beautiful and indulgent entrée that’s guaranteed to impress.
- 5 eggs (3 yolks plus 5 whites)
- 3 tbsp – 40g butter
- 3 tbsp -25g flour
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 cup – 240ml milk
- 4.5oz – 125g Président Camembert
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- Some grated nutmeg
- Dash of cayenne pepper
- In a saucepan over moderate heat, melt the butter then add the flour. Mix well over heat for 60 seconds. Leave aside to cool a little.
- Bring milk to the boil with a pinch of salt. Add to butter and flour mixture and whisk well off heat until thickened.
- Add 4 yolks to the mixture one at a time and mix well. Add the mustard.
- Dice the camembert cheese into small pieces and add to mixture. Mix well.
- Whisk the egg whites either by hand or using a machine until they form stiff peaks.
- Add half of the whisked egg whites to the mixture and mix well. Then gently fold the remaining whisked egg whites.
- Grease the moulds with melted butter using a brush vertically then line with breadcrumbs. Fill the moulds three-quarters of the way up. Place on a sheet pan and bake at 400°F – 200°C for 15 minutes or until risen.
- Leave to cool for 10 minutes. They will collapse, that’s quite normal. Then using a kitchen towel so you don’t burn your hands, remove each soufflé from the ramekins. Cover and refrigerate for future use.
- To reheat, bake in the oven for 10-15 min or until puffed at 375°F – 190°C. Serve immediately.
If eating the soufflés straight away, then cook 10 minutes longer. This recipe leaves the centres slightly undercooked so they will re-puff on the second bake.
This works well served with a green salad, French dressing and some roasted pine nuts.
This Président Camembert cheese soufflé is not only decadent in flavour, but it is also the perfect special touch for any occasion. The Président Camembert flavour is made rich by the double baking, and the signature puffy texture is sure to impress every time. Serving a light yet gourmet dish at your next social gathering will have your guests wanting to come back for more! A special thank you to Recipe30 for sharing this beautiful recipe.