It is difficult making soufflés but what if I told you, I have a machine that will not only mix the ingredients but cook the base of the soufflé and all you have to do is follow the simple instructions and place the soufflés to bake.
INTERESTED? I’ve caught your attention right?!
Ok, so I’m going to take you back to August last year when I was approached by Tefal to trial out a new kitchen product, and what a product it is! I am now allowed to show this wonderful piece of apparatus as it is about to be on UK shelves in September this year. It proved to be a very popular and extremely useful tool in the kitchen.
It cooks, chops, mixes, whisks. Making all types of dishes from your simple sauces to exquisite sweet delicacies. Not forgetting hearty meals that can be prepped and cooked in the one machine, especially for those Autumn and winter nights approaching. You are able to plug this in, follow the recipe, set the Cuisine Companion, then sit back with a large glass of vino
I will be making many more recipes with the Tefal CC but for now I will indulge your eyes and tastebuds with these mature cheddar cheese soufflés!
40g plain flour
500 ml milk
150g grated mature Cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180°c. Place the flour and milk in the cuisine companion food processor with the mixer attachment. Season with salt and pepper then mix at speed 7 for 1 minute, Add the butter, launch the sauce programme for 8 minutes, set at 90°c speed 4
In the meantime separate the egg whites from the yolks. At the end of the program, throw in the grated cheddar, mix for 1 minute at speed 8. Combine the yolks in to the mixture and mix for 45 seconds
Pour the cheese mixture into a large bowl and wash the food processor bowl
Place the egg whites into the cleaned bowl, fit with the mixer attachment again. Start the food processor at speed 7 for 7.5 minutes without the stopper
Grease 6 to 8 small glass ramekins, gently fold the egg whites in to the cheese mixture. Pour individually up to the top of each ramekin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, without opening the oven door. The soufflés will be ready when risen, golden brown and still have a little wobble to them. Eat immediately for a fluffy sensation
To make soufflés by hand see http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4805/cheese-souffl-in-4-easy-steps-