How to Cook a Souffle

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Souffles are a lovely way of treating the special people in our lives. Whether you are serving a hot savory souffles with the main course or as a dreamy dessert it is an elegant addition to any meal.

Not only is it prized for its delectable flavor and airy consistency, but the charm of a souffle is its spectacular appearance as it rises magnificently above the rim of the dish.

If you have fresh eggs and milk you have the makings of a souffle. Once you are familiar with the basic recipe, it's only a matter of varying the recipe with the addition of other flavors.

A basic cheese souffle:

A little soft or melted butter

2 tablespoons dried toasted breadcrumbs

1 cup milk

1 bay leaf

2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons plain flour

3 eggs, separated

1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Gruyere cheese

1-2 tablespoons cream

A pinch of grated nutmeg

1 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese.