Sunday, March 13, 2011

flourless cheese souffle

woke up to an amazing morning the sun was out the birds were chirping so i set the table for breakfast on the patio.. it was so peaceful.. shell, pete and i ate and talked about the plans for our day.. simply lovely.. as some of you , or maybe non of you or maybe all of you ha know our family is trying to reduce our carbs so we are turning to low carb recipes.. here is one from the Suzanne Sommers Eat Great, Lose Weight book..

prep time: 20 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
servings:  4


ingredients:

2 tblsp. softened butter
6 large eggs, seperated
pinch of cayenne
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 1/2 ciups finely grated cheese (the recipe called for gruyere or swiss but i used sharp white cheddar)

preheat oven to 425 F.. coat a 6-cup souffle dish with butter.. (i didn't have one so i used a pie plate).. mix in medium size mixing bowl, egg yolks, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  beat with wire whisk until light and fluffy.  add the cream cheese and grated cheese and whisk until well combined and smooth.  in another bowl, beat the egg whites unitl stiff peaks form.  fold the eff white into the cheese mixture.  spoon into the greased dish and place on a baking sheet.  bake for 10 min. reduce heat to heat to 400 F and bake an additional 15 mknutes.  serve immediately.  we served ours with fresh sliced tomatoes..

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