Friday, October 25, 2013
FFWD Not-Muenster Cheese Souffle
As much as I love going away on vacation, I almost always love coming home too. (Italy is an exception. I've been twice and didn't feel ready to leave either time.) Especially after our first vacation with a four month old, I was very ready to come home to my own bed. Despite having a million things to do, I was also very ready to get back into the kitchen. (Unpacking can wait, right?) This was a perfect first meal back. It was delicious and fancy, but didn't take too much time to put together. I know I should have been brave and tried the muenster (and maybe I will one day), but I'm not very adventurous with cheeses, have never liked muenster, and didn't feel like making a special trip to the store, so I used some Asiago that I had in the fridge. It was excellent. I love Dorie's instruction to cut the cheese into small cubes. I usually grate it, but I think grated cheese can sometimes get lost in the dish. The cubes created pools of gooey cheese; my favorite. My only problem with this recipe is that the souffle didn't rise above the dish. I didn't have the right size individual ramekins, and I think the dish I picked was just too large to get a proper rise. Oh well. It still tasted great!