Beef ragout, cheese souffle
Pie and pudding en flambe
We’ll prepare and serve with flair
A culinary cabaret
And you’re scared
But the banquet’s all prepared
No one’s gloomy or complaining
While the flatware’s entertaining
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
The next recipe inspired by the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast is cheese soufflé from the dinner scene in the animated movie, Believe it or not, I’ve never had cheese soufflé before! For some reason or another, this dish and I have never crossed paths and thankfully that has changed. The texture is absolutely fluffy and unassumingly decadent. Like all soufflés though, the batter needs to be baked and served immediately. The dish deflates in about 3 minutes. A good party tip is that you can always prepare the béchamel beforehand. Begin whisking the egg whites 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve.
You can bake the soufflé in a traditional baking dish but don’t worry if you don’t already own one. The soufflé will bake in a mug or any deep baking dish you have. Serve as is or with some finely chopped chives.