A soufflé is a light, fluffy dish made from a base of egg yolks and whipped egg whites. It can be sweet or savory, and is typically served as a main course or dessert. Here’s a simple recipe for making a classic cheese soufflé:



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter a soufflé dish and sprinkle it with grated Parmesan cheese.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Gradually add the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Cook until the mixture thickens, about five minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  5. Beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl until thick and pale yellow. Stir in the cheese mixture until well combined.
  6. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture in three additions.
  8. Pour the mixture into your prepared soufflé dish and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Serve immediately while still puffy and hot!

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