When Chris is out and I’m on my own for dinner, I often take the opportunity to cook something he’d never eat. Tonight was just such a night—I made a soufflé. It sounds really fancy, but it’s actually quite simple.
Soufflé for One
- 2-1/4 teaspoons butter or margarine
- 2-1/4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese (I actually used parmesan tonight)
- 1 egg, separated
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour; gradually add the milk. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Pour into four greased 10-oz. souffle dishes or custard cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.