How to Make Double Cheese & Chive Soufflés
These yummy soufflés are melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Don't be put off by their reputation for being tricky to make - with our 4 easy steps you'll be a pro! Just make sure everyone is ready, seated and waiting for the grand moment when you take them out of the oven.
1)Heat the oven to Mark 5/190°C. Butter 4x250ml ovenproof ramekins or soufflé dishes, dust with plain flour and put on a baking tray. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour, nutmeg and mustard; season and cook for 1 min. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly until smooth and thick.
2)Cool the mixture for a few mins before beating in the egg yolks, Parmesan and Cheddar and the chives until all the ingredients are well combined.
3) In a large, clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add a spoonful to the cheese sauce to loosen it, then gently fold in another spoonful, using a metal spoon, followed by the remainder.
4) Spoon into the prepared ramekins or soufflé dishes, until almost full (about 0.5cm from the top of the dish). Bake for about 10 mins, until risen and golden and serve immediately.