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French Food Friday...Cauliflower-and-Gruyère Soufflé



photo and recipe from here


Bonjour mes belles,

I adore Soufflés and this one is very yummy.... 

 Cauliflower-and-Gruyère Soufflé


Ingredients
1/2 pound cauliflower florets, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
Kosher salt
Pepper
6 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (2 lightly packed cups)
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
6 large eggs

  1. In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the cauliflower until very tender, about 7 minutes. Drain well and pat dry. In a medium bowl, puree the cauliflower with a potato masher or fork. Transfer the cauliflower to a colander and let drain until cooled completely. 

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 6-cup soufflé dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter and set it on a rimmed baking sheet. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 7 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and whisk over moderate heat until bubbling, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, whisking, until thickened and no floury taste remains, about 7 minutes. Season the béchamel with salt and pepper. Scrape into a large bowl and let cool, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Stir the cauliflower puree into the béchamel, then fold in the cheese and chives. In 
a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy, then gently fold them into the cauliflower béchamel. Scrape the soufflé base into the prepared dish and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until puffed and browned; serve right away.
très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x

Comments

  1. Leeann this souffle sounds so wonderful right now with our cold drizzly weather!!
    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  2. This looks amazing!!! I am loving this!

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