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Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher Soufflés

17 April 2020 — Dinner, Party, Starter

Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher Souffles

Ingredients

Serves 4

35g butter

50g plain flour

250ml full fat milk

2 egg yolks

5 egg whites

75g Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher, finely grated

1/2 tsp nutmeg

Salt & pepper

Extra butter and flour for preparing the dishes

How to make it

Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher Soufflés not only look the business, but the cheese has an earthy and powerful taste that is nuttier than a mature cheddar with overtones of an aged alpine cheese. It takes this classic dish to a whole new level.

  • Preheat the over to 200°C /400°F/Gas 6
  • Grease a soufflé dish, then add a little flour and tap around covering the dish
  • In a saucepan melt the butter
  • Add the flour and mix for a few minutes until the roux has a little colour
  • Begin adding the milk little by little, ensuring the mixture becomes smooth before adding more milk
  • Bring the mixture to the boil then remove from the heat and let cool
  • In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks and cheese
  • Season with nutmeg, pepper and salt
  • In another bowl whisk the egg whites until they are moderately stiff
  • Ensuring the roux is cooled enough, begin adding the cheese and egg mix, mixing with a metal spoon
  • Once all combined, fold in the egg whites gently
  • Spoon the batter into the soufflé dishes
  • Cook for around 20-25 minutes – resist the urge to open the oven door until ready otherwise it will collapse!

Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher Soufflés are an ideal starter, serve simply as it is

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