Hot Cheese Souffle

This is a quick and easy recipe that doesn’t need too many ingredients.

Hot Cheese Souffle


  • Butter – 12 g
  • Maida – 12 g
  • Milk – 120 ml
  • Grated cheese – 25 g
  • Salt – 1/6 t
  • Pepper powder – a dash
  • Mustard powder- a dash
  • Egg – 1


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Separate the egg white and the yolk.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan and stir in the maida.
  4. Gradually add the milk and bring to a boil. Stir till the mixture is smooth and thick.
  5. Cool the mixture a little. Add the grated cheese, seasoning and the egg yolk. Beat well.
  6. Separately beat the egg whites till they form stiff peaks. Fold in the stiff whites in the above mentioned mixture. Pour this in an oven proof dish.
  7. Cook at 200 degrees C for 15-20 minutes till it turns golden brown and is well risen.

Ensure the following:

  1. This recipe serves 1. So multiply it by as many people you need to cook for.
  2. Containers used should be to be dry
  3. The egg yolk and white should be separated very well.
  4. Use clean bowls and beater.
  5. Serve the soufflé immediately. In time it sinks.

Source: Basic Food Preparation published by Orient Longman. This is a book used by all Home Science students in Delhi. It pretty much works like their Bible! Its a very well researched,precise and detailed book.

    Lakshmi’s notes: Bring Milk to room temperature before you warm it with the All purpose flour. To separate eggs really well follow this link for fool proof method. Sweat it out to beat the egg white. It makes all the difference in the world. Seasonings of choice work with the recipe – I used a pinch of Wasabi, and it was delightful.

    Mandira’s notes: You may end up with some lumps when you add the milk to the maida. It may help to warm the milk a little before adding. If you still get some lumps(which you probably will) dont worry too much. When you add the other ingredients and beat them together, the lumps will dissolve.

    If you use this recipe as it is, you may find it difficult to measure such small quantities. In that case using a bit of approximation is alright. For example.1 tbsp of maida is about 15 gms. Two Brittania cheese cubes will give you about 25 gms of cheese.

    Whatever you do just make sure you beat the egg white really,really well- thats what will make the souffle fluffy and light. And dont put the dish in the oven and go and watch tv- if left unmonitored in the oven,the top may turn too brown-just like mine did!!


    26 thoughts on “Hot Cheese Souffle

    1. neha

      so now i am left with no other way to participate in this blog but to be a commenter on this one…hehe..mandira atleast u should be adding my participation in this blog by sending across yr great baking delights given we are in the same city so that atleast i can add a section to this blog under ‘food taster’ ;P ..promise i shall to a very sincere job of it n never give up writing in the section as long as you keep the food coming in…

      love u both..and happy baking

    2. And any recommendations on what kind of cheese to use? I do not have access to Britannia cheese mandira has mentioned!

      Parmesan, Cheddar, Mozarella or a blend would work. – Lakshmi

    3. on behalf of lakshmi and me..
      @ranji-thank you!!

      @aunty- thank you!! a big hug to you too. I have been trying to revive qtol but these girls just dnt listen!! wat do to?

      @neha-fodd taster,eh? what if i gave you that coveted post, on the condition that you will revive qtol?howz that for motivation?:P

      @siri- thanks..we thought writing notes made a lot of sense..glad u liked the idea.

      @pooh!- use any processed cheese…it shud work just fine.

      @arundhati-this really is simple..takes about 15 to put it all if u are up to it, try making it.:)

      @athisaya divya-thank you! we are waiting to bake some more too!! kinda got hooked to the idea!:D


    4. @raaga- put it up soon…we are coming over to read it..

      @lively- wud love to but u live too far!!

      @asha- thanks! we too hope this adventure is loads of fun !!

      @freespirited – *blushing* thanks a ton,sera!:D we hope u will revive ur blog in the near future!!

    5. @aaarti- so u dont eat egg, huh? im sure we’ll put up some recipies that dont need egg in the future…those u can try…k?

      @arvind-we thought the instructions were pretty clear.. u need to spend more time in the kitchen, really!:P thanks for the nice comment on the header..we got it off flickr.

      @manpreet- and we love you for the faithfullness u have shown ! *hugs*

    6. @aaarti – i am yet to find a convincing egg replacement for souffle recipes. will let you know if i stumble on something – i don’t like eggs much.

      @arvind – all hail creative commons work on flickr. 🙂

      @manpreet – thank you!

    7. and oh yeah – am not much of an egg lover myself so havent tried souffles yet since its all about eggs.But will give it a try sometime and be “generous” and let my better half have all the share 😉

    8. i just went through practically everything on this blog. must say i am amazed and enthralled by you guys’ commitment and attention to detail. good on you. although i am promising you that i’ll never be trying any of these recipes (lack of patience as i did tell you, mandi) but i’ll be back to check on your consistency. keep this going!!! it’s bound to be very successful. i do like the format.

    9. @roop- lakshmi and i say a big thank you for stopping by and leaving ur foot prints! if u keep checking back to check on our consistency(too much checking happening in that sentence!!), may be u’ll be inspired to try out some of the stuff…OR u cud try some of the stuff to help u develop patience! wat say?

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