Cheese Soufflé (Slideshow version)

Cheese Soufflé : Photo of step #26


A soufflé - one of those dishes with a reputation for being tricky to get right. In fact, it's not as difficult as all that. The important thing is to break the process down into stages: start by making the bechamel sauce, add some cheese (this turns it into a Mornay sauce), then add the egg yolks and, finally, gently incorporate the beaten egg whites.

Then it just needs to be baked in a dish that has been buttered and dusted with flour.

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