Double Baked Cheese Soufflé

Makes 4 large souffles

50g butter
50g flour
300ml milk
2 whole eggs, separated
150g Binham Blue cheese (you can use whatever your favourite cheese is, or a combination, as long as it's strong in flavour!)
salt and pepper
pinch of smoked paprika
pinch of English mustard powder

  • Heat the milk with the pinch of smoked paprika.
  • Gently melt the butter, add the flour and mustard powder, and cook for three minutes over a medium heat, until the flour is cooked and it has a sandy texture.
  • Gradually add the hot milk, stirring vigorously, to make a smooth thick sauce.
  • Fold in the cheese, to mix thoroughly.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Whisk the whites to stiff peaks.
  • Allow the sauce to cool slightly, then beat in the yolks.
  • Gently fold in the whisked whites.
  • Butter and flour the ramekins.
  • Fill to the brim of the ramekin with the souffle mix.
  • Bake at 140C, Gas mark 1 for 45-50 minutes until the souffles are set.
  • Turn out the souffles when still warm.
  • When ready to serve, place the souffles into a dish, pour on a little double cream and a sprinkling of cheese.
  • Place in a preheated oven 180C, Gas 5 for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.