Cheese Souffle # French Fridays with Dorie

They say 'third time's a charm.' Probably that is why it took me a three trials to get the souffles right. After the first two trials I had given up but all the FFwD posts kept nagging me to try one more time.... and look I got it right this time :) 

I almost followed Dorie's instructions... just that I used Swiss Cheese and not Muenster for that is all I had in hand. Also I whipped up two third of the recipe. Since I did not have a lot of time to cool the bechamel before adding in the egg whites,  I simply let the bechamel sauce rest while I was beating the egg whites and soon after folded in the egg whites. The souffles rose in 17-18 minutes. I let it stay in the oven for another couple of minutes and then took it out. 

The tops had browned nicely and the souffles was light, fluffy and cotton soft. Though my husband really liked it and was more than happy to eat off most of the toddlers portion, like my toddler I did not enjoy it too much. I found it a bit bland and after a while slightly boring. I blame the Swiss Cheese for it and plan to try this recipe again with a tastier variety of cheese. Also since the souffle was an impulsive inclusion for dinner i had not prepared the recommended tomato pepper salad to go with it. I guess the souffle would have tasted less flat had I accompanied it with a perky salad. Anyway the texture was impressive and I plan to make it again soon with better cheese and a salad by the side and probably serve for lunch.

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  1. You did good, just sorry that you and the little one did notlike it...

  2. Kudos for sticking with it! They look great!

  3. The texture on these was really nice - this would be fun to try with a flavorful cheese!
    They look wonderful

  4. My Muenster was not real strong so they were a little bland. good tho.

  5. I think your souffles look very nice! My cheese wasn't super fabulous, so it would be nice to try with a different cheese.

  6. Well, the DO look perfect! I bet you'd like these a lot more with a different cheese :)

  7. No matter how many times you had to try, the final result looks fabulous. I used the Munster cheese, but it tasted much milder than I expected. I'm not sure what the right cheese would be in this.

  8. They look amazing- you should definitely try again with various cheeses to see if you find one you like better. Truth be told, I actually smeared my souffle on top of lightly toasted multi-grain/rye type bread and it was out of this world. So I am not sure mine would not have been a bit bland had I not enjoyed it this way but I also had some pretty "smelly" cheese involved too. An adventure for sure !

  9. Souffl├ęs are so worth mastering. I've made some with some strong Irish cheddar and loved it.

  10. Oh my goodness this looks good! I'm a new fan and would love for you to come share this idea on my From the Farm Blog Hop this week:
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