French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle Recipe

 
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French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle
  • Chef: Preah Narang
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A classic French onion soup served with cheese souffle as light as a feather.

Ingredients of French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle

  • For the soup:
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 20 gm butter
  • 1/2 tsp castor sugar
  • 1/2 kg onions - sliced
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 4-6 rounds of buttered toast
  • For the souffle:
  • 20 gm butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 2/3 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp French mustard
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 Tbsp grated cheese
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp bread crumbs

How to Make French Onion Soup with Cheese Souffle

  • For the soup:
  • 1.Heat butter in a deep vessel and add olive oil and castor sugar.
  • 2.Add onions and cook on low heat till they turn golden brown in colour.
  • 3.Pour in the stock and bring to boil.
  • 4.Cover and simmer for about one hour. The soup should reduce to four cups. Keep aside.
  • For the souffle:
  • 1.Heat butter in a saucepan.
  • 2.Add the flour and stir over low heat for some time to make a paste.
  • 3.Pour in the milk, continue stirring and bring to boil making a smooth thick sauce.
  • 4.Mix in the mustard, pepper and salt.
  • 5.Switch off the gas and stir in the cheese.
  • 6.Let the sauce cool and the beaten egg yolks gradually with a wooden spoon.
  • 7.In another bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry.
  • 8.Fold it into the cheese sauce with a light hand.
  • 9.Now pour the soup into a baking dish and place the toasts on top. Pour the souffle mixture over the toasts. Sprinkle the bread crumbs, cheese and butter on top.
  • 10.Heat the oven to 230 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes or until the souffle is well risen and golden in colour. Serve immediately.

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