Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday night treat ... cheese soufflé

My job is pretty cool. Not only do I get to work with a great bunch of people who do really interesting research, but we regularly host visitors from other countries, leading to fun cultural exchanges. Lately we've had a visitor from South Africa. She wanted to see some kangaroos before she headed home, so this afternoon we went to Mount Majura ...

... where the 'roos were very cooperative and posed for plenty of photos!

We also talked about cooking and ended up heading back to my place to collaborate on a cheese soufflé:

3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
3 eggs
1 cup grated cheese
freshly ground pepper

Separate egg yolks from whites and leave at room temperature. Make a cheese sauce by melting butter, mixing in the flour and cooking till it bubbles, then adding the milk and cooking till it thickens, then stirring the cheese in. Mix well and allow to cool. Beat egg yolks with pepper and fold into cheese sauce. Beat egg whites until stiff. Using a rubber spatula, gently combine the egg whites with the cheese sauce. Pour into an ungreased baking dish and bake in a pan of hot water at 180 degrees C for 45 to 60 minutes, or until mixture is firm.

Yum. Not a morsel remains!

Thanks Christelle, and safe travels. We hope you enjoyed your sojourn in Canberra.

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