Friday, October 25, 2013

FFWD~Muenster Cheese Soufflés

Utterly delicious…Muenster Cheese Soufflés (cheddar in my case)
Oh wow, can it be Friday already!  It seems like I just got home from our five weeks away. Oh wait, I did! It was only tuesday night when we drove into our driveway, weary and tired!  It was a wonderful adventure but, it was so good to finally be home. I have yet to do a full grocery shopping, or laundry for that matter. However, I did manage to get a birthday post up for Dorie’s birthday, and last night I made my French Friday’s pick for the week. We have to prioritize, don’t we?  


These were perfect as a starter to our dinner…and not bad for Bill’s diet

How lucky can I be. Our pick was for Muenster Soufflés.  Soufflés are relatively easy to make and, you don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients. They consist of eggs, milk, cheese, flour and butter. First, making a roux with the flour and butter, then adding the milk to make a basic béchamel sauce.  I couldn’t find the french munster, that the recipe calls for, but I did find it online.  I decided to order it, even though I used the cheese I had on hand (cheddar) for this post. When my french muenster cheese arrives,  I will be trying these again. These were wonderfully delicious and, my husband and I enjoyed them very much.  They puffed up beautifully, and as with all soufflés, deflate almost instantly.  It was hard to get photos when they were puffed…oh the worries of a food blogger! I will be making these again, easy, impressive and heavenly tasting!  You really have to give these a try.  Happy Friday everyone!

This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table” or here on Epicurious. To see what other the other bloggers are doing check it out here.  



They deflated so quickly especially when I brought them outside for a photo shoot!
Loved them!

36 comments:

  1. Really lovely staging, Kathy! I am coveting your copper heart-shaped tray! These were so easy & glad to hear you could both enjoy them.

    Enjoy your time at home - we leave for New Orleans in 3 weeks!

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  2. I love your heart shaped tray! Your cheese souffles look so beautifully done.
    Have a great weekend, Kathy.

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  3. Your soufflés are beautiful! I would like to try these with cheddar.

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  4. You are obviously a pro with souffles, Kathy! And you will love them with the Munster! Welcome back home :)

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  5. I barely got them out of the oven to take a photo before they fell. But they tasted good anyway
    and were delicious left over. Next time I will search for the good cheese and try again, they were that good. Have a great weekend and enjoy your time home, you have really been traveling around, good for you both.

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  6. Oh my you are brave, Kathy:) I would never attempt to make a Soufflé and take a picture of it to boot! Yours looks lovely though. How exciting to find the French cheese online.

    Delighted you had such a wonderful time on your trip. It is always nice to return home though. You rest up:) and thanks for sharing...

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  7. I was sad to miss Dorie's birthday. I had ingredients to make an apple cake, but then just got home way too late to do much more than fall into bed.

    Your souffles look gorgeous (and loving your platter), even if they fell. I didn't even try to plate them before I got the pictures and just accepted that they would never make it that far.

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  8. These look so good and cheesy delicious! Also, that heart serving dish is too cute!

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  9. Impressive how you got this together sounded like a busy week. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  10. Deflated or not, it still looks great! :)

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  11. These came out beautifully! Hope you are all settled and rested from your journeys.

    Yes, you should come up to Saratoga some time - I'll show you around :-)

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  12. Ah, unless you want to take photos in the oven, I'm cool with a little deflating. Yours turned out great!

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  13. Beautiful souffles. Love the heart tray

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  14. These sound delicious! I have this book, I may have to give these a try. Your presentation is absolutely beautiful - love the tray!

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  15. Beautiful presentation of your souffles.

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  16. I really don't know how you can be so consistent with our FFwD stuff with your traveling! I'm impressed. And I think they look so great on THAT TRAY. Love that heart tray dear. Fun! I missed the birthday post. I actually made something but never got it up in time. Now you make me look bad.

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  17. Those look fantastic and I agree with Trevor, I'm impressed at how consistently you post with all your travels, too. Your presentation is so beautiful. The tray is especially lovely.

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  18. Looks really DELICIOUS!! Very beautiful presentation!!
    Best wishes from Spain!

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  19. You definitely got your priorities right Kathy! These souffles look great.

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  20. Your post made me smile. I like your priorities! In fact, I'm prioritizing commenting on blogs over doing laundry right now. Your soufflés look beautiful and I love the heart shaped tray. I hope you love them even more when you make them with the French Munster.

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  21. Kathy, your soufflés came out beautiful and they look delicious:). Have a nice weekend.

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  22. Kathy, your soufflés came out beautiful and they look delicious:). Have a nice weekend.

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  23. Kathy, your cheese soufflés look fabulous - took me a while to find the Munster cheese and I am a day late but I also enjoyed this recipe very much!
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. I like how your prioritize, Kathy! Your souffles look so wonderfully browned, and I really love the heart-shaped tray! Welcome home!

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  25. You really nailed it with the Madeleines and then these amazing soufflés....all while just arriving home. WOW !!! Yes, your priorities are spot on in my book :) I adored these but the way I adored them would probably not have fared well for Bill (I slathered them onto bread while drinking hard cider.....). They reminded me of how much I enjoy a soufflé and I plan to make more shortly. Kathy your photos are really outstanding. Granted I have always adored that copper heart tray of yours but regardless- these photos are really awesome. GREAT JOB all around and welcome home.

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  26. Congratulations Kathy, these look lovely!

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  27. Your souffles look lovely. I've always been too intimidated to try them, but I really should give this recipe a try.
    Have a great week, Kathy!

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  28. No matter how amazing a trip is, coming home is always so nice...and coming home to cheesy comfort food is even better! these are adorable!

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  29. Kathy I love how your little soufflés turned out; I would also substitute cheddar cheese, as well. Absolutely perfect light, fluffy, and super delicious. Your photos are gorgeous. Love the heart-shaped tray!

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  30. Damn, what a lovely savoury souffle........
    well done!

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  31. I made these right after vacation too (love the easy ingredient list), but not after a 5 week vacation! I'm jealous of your long trip, and impressed that you still got these made and your post up...I also love your heart-shaped tray.

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  32. I love your cheese soufflé and make me feel hungry!!

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  33. I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't made a cheese soufflé since the 70s. I'm not sure why because it tasted so darn good. It was a recipe I got from Bon Appetit and I loved it. I then went out and purchased a book on soufflés and quiches and used it to death making quiche. I think I avoided making soufflés because if not eaten right away they would fall.

    Yours looks so beautiful and from the list of ingredients I can tell it tastes as good as it looks. I'll have to put this on my list to try again. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. These are so beautiful cheese souffles Kathy! I wish a had a ramekin right now!

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