Cheese souffle was my favorite meal growing up. It is a mix of cheddar cheese sauce and whipped up egg whites. I hadn't made one in years but I was determined to make it for my birthday on Saturday. You can't really buy it anywhere and I don't know of a restaurant around here that has it.
It isn't easy but it isn't hard either. Just messy and time consuming.
I got the great idea to make the cheese sauce ahead of time and that turned out to be a great idea. I needed eight egg whites but I lost count so I might have used ten. It seemed a little airier than usual.
My biggest problem came because I wanted to increase the recipe by a third. OMG, I could hardly remember the math to convert it. I had paper and pencil and I think I even tried to pull my hair out at one point. I finally remembered how to convert 1/3 of something measured in fourths. I had to rack my brain though.
It was yummy! It took longer to cook than I thought and it got a little overdone on top but it was still yummy.
A lot of people thought I was nuts to make my own birthday dinner but not me. I wanted to do it. I wanted my sis to remember having it as a kid and my kids to eat something that I loved as a child. DH and my bro in law are good sports and will try anything once!
We took a picture of it when it was done but I haven't downloaded it into the computer yet so I will try to find a pic of one to share on the Internet. Be right back!