- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serving: 8
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 170
- Fat Content: 14g
- Saturated Fat Content: 8g
- Carbohydrate Content: 5g
- Sugar Content: 2g
- Fiber Content: 0g
- Protein Content: 8g
- Sodium Content: 0.41g
Make-ahead mushroom soufflés
- button-mushroom - 140g small button mushroom, sliced
- butter - 50g butter, plus extra for greasing
- plain-flour - 25g plain flour
- milk - 325ml milk
- gruyere - 85g gruyere, finely grated, plus a little extra
- egg - 3 large eggs, separated
- creme-fraiche - 6 tsp creme fraiche
- chive - snipped chive, to serve
- Fry the mushrooms in the butter for about 3 mins, then remove from the heat and reserve a good spoonful. Add the flour to the rest, then blend in the milk and return to the heat, stirring all the time to make a thick sauce. Stir in the cheese, season to taste, then leave to cool.
- Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Butter 8 x 150ml souffle dishes and line the bases with baking paper. Stir the egg yolks into the souffle mixture, then whisk the egg whites until stiff before folding in carefully. Spoon into the souffle dishes and bake in a roasting tin, half-filled with cold water, for 15 mins until risen and golden. Leave to cool (they will sink, but they are meant to). You can make the souffles up to this stage up to 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.
- When ready to serve, turn the souffles out of their dishes, peel off the lining paper, then put them on a baking sheet lined with small squares of baking paper. Top each souffle with 1 tsp creme fraiche and a little cheese, then scatter with the reserved mushrooms. Bake at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for 10-15 mins until slightly risen and warmed through. Sprinkle with chives and serve.
Diabetes-friendly recipe for 8 people, takes only 15 mins; recipe has button mushroom, butter, plain flour, milk, gruyère, egg, crème fraîche and chive.