- Course: Hot Appetizer
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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These are almost absurdly easy to make, but remarkably impressive to guests. Be sure to bake them in a bain marie, to keep them moist and tender. Do not expect an enormous lift—the soufflés just rise gently.
- 1 tablespoon butter, to grease molds
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 eggs, separated
- Salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Generously butter 6 ramekins or custard dishes, each one about ½-cup capacity. Set aside.
Mix together the ricotta cheese, mustard, oregano, cayenne, Parmesan, milk and 3 egg yolks in a bowl until well blended.
In a clean bowl, with clean beaters, whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. (Do not overdo this step or your soufflé will be dry.) Fold the egg whites into the cheese batter. Work fast so that you do not deflate the egg whites. Spoon some of the batter into each ramekin. Place them in a baking pan filled with enough hot water to come three-quarters of the way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve the soufflés from the molds; their centers should be soft.
© 1981 Michele Urvater
Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.