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Sky-High Cheese Souffle

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 8 , separated
Directions

Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour, salt, and pepper.
Add milk; cook over low heat until sauce is thick and smooth, stirring constantly.
Add cheese; stir until it melts.
Remove from heat.
Beat egg yolks until light; add to sauce slowly in fine stream, beating constantly.
Beat egg whites until they hold stiff but not dry peaks.
Carefully fold sauce into egg whites.
Pour into buttered 2 1/2-quart souffle dish or casserole.
For attractive top hat effect on finished souffle, run tip of knife around and through casserole about 1/2 inch deep and 1-inch from edge of dish.
Bake at 475 °F 10 minutes; lower heat to 400°F; bake 25 to 30 minutes, until nicely browned, puffed, and fairly firm to touch.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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