On Line Cookbook

Cheese Souffle

Recipe Information
Tom King


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • dash cayenne
  • dash paprika
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) milk
  • 2 cups (475 ml) (1/2 lb (.2 kg).) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) cream of tartar
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • In large bowl of electric mixer, let egg whites warm to room temperature - about 1 hour.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan; remove from heat.
  • Stir in flour, salt, cayenne, and paprika until smooth.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Over medium heat, bring to boiling point, stirring constantly.
  • Add cheese; stir until it melts, then remove from heat.
  • Let mixture cool. Stir into slightly beaten egg yolks.
  • With mixer at high speed, beat egg whites with cream of tartar just until stiff peaks form when beater is slowly raised.
  • With wire whisk or rubber spatula, using an under-and-over motion, gently fold cooled cheese mixture into egg whites.
  • Turn into ungreased 1-1/2 quarts (1425 ml) straight-side souffle dish.
  • Make top hat: with back of large spoon, make a deep path around souffle top, about 1 inch from edge.
  • Set dish in pan containing about 1 inch hot water; bake 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Serve at once.