Celia Hay's soufflés served hot from the oven are as impressive as they are comforting.
1 knob Butter, melted, for greasing
¼ cup Breadcrumbs
4 Eggs, at room temperature, separated
290 ml Milk
40 g Butter
30 g Flour
1 tsp Dried mustard
1 pinch Cayenne pepper
85 g Cheddar cheese, grated
1. Heat the oven to 200C. Place a baking sheet on the shelf in the top third of the oven.
2. Brush ramekins or souffle dishes with the melted butter.Coat lightly with breadcrumbs by tilting the ramekins so the breadcrumbs stick to the butter. Tip out any breadcrumbs that do not stick.
3. Separate the eggs. Be sure to get no yolk in the egg whites. Put the whites in a bowl, ready to whisk.
4. Warm the milk in a pot or microwave.
5. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 45 seconds.
6. Gradually add the warmed milk, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat, add the mustard, cayenne pepper, grated cheese and stir in the egg yolks. Taste the mixture — it should have good flavour. Season with salt and pepper if required.
7. Whisk the egg whites until just stiff and mix a spoonful into the cheese mixture to loosen it. Fold in the remainder of the whites with a metal spoon or spatula. Spoon the mixture into the ramekins so they are twothirds full.
8. With the back of a spoon or your fingertip make a one centimetre rim around edge of the souffle mixture. This gives a “top hat’’ appearance to the cooked souffle.
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Avoid opening the door until the last minutes of cooking time. To check if the souffle is cooked, wobble the ramekin gently. If it is very wobbly, cook for a little longer
Kia ora neighbours, protesters have vowed to occupy Ōwairaka/Mt Albert 24/7 to block the planned removal of exotic trees.
The plan to cut down 345 non-natives is part of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority's restoration project, which will see 13,000 natives planted on the maunga.
But local residents are concerned about the mass felling and say they weren't adequately consulted.
What do you think of the plan and the protesters' actions?
Date nights of the 1950s era are back with drive-in movie screenings of ‘Grease’ at MOTAT.
Will you be going?
We hope to see you at this Sunday's Parnell Festival of Roses 2019! Our fabulous, free, accessible, zero-waste and smoke-free festival, celebrating the magnificent Parnell Rose Gardens at Dove Myer Robinson Park.
Accessibility is a key part of the experience. We're really excited to have Audio Described Aotearoa Ltd on-board to give an audio tour of the rose gardens. Book your place on the tour by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org