Friday, December 30, 2011

Eat Your Veggies: Winter Squash Souffle

Being vegetarian I love introducing people to new foods that they wouldn't usually try on their own.
I hope to test this recipe out soon and see if it needs to be shared with my friends and family!

Ingredients Needed:
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 ½ cups whole milk
1 12oz package frozen winter squash puree, thawed
1 cup coarsely grated Swiss cheese (¼ lb)
1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
¾ tsp salt, or to taste
¼ tsp cayenne
¾ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
3 large egg yolkd
4 large egg whites

Generously butter a 2-quart shallow ceramic or glass baking dish.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.
Melt butter (3 tablespoons) in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until foam subsides, then add flour and cook roux, whisking, 2 minutes. Add milk in a slow stream and boil, whisking, then reduce heat and simmer, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Whisk in squash, cheese, brown sugar, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg until combined (mixture may not be completely smooth), then transfer to a large bowl and whisk in yolks.

Beat whites with a pinch of salt in another bowl with an electric mixer until they just hold stiff peaks. Fold one fourth of whites into squash mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining whites gently but thoroughly. Spoon into baking dish and bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Loosely cover top with foil and bake until puffed, golden brown, and just set, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately, with freshly ground pepper.

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