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
((((UPDATE TO BELOW INCIDENT: Met with Deputy Principal today at 1pm as the Principal was away. DP said she'll talk to the Teacher that afternoon. We mentioned we are taking further legal actions being the seriousness of it all. DP said since we have taken that step she'll then have to talk to the Principal and won't be able to do anything until then. So that was it, nothing done and we left. Human Rights called said let's see what they have to say and if we aren't happy with the outcome, then they'll step in. Human Rights also confirmed is absolutely unacceptable))))
INCIDENT: Our child attends "Leabank Primary School", Manurewa. Around 2pm yesterday in class my child asked her Teacher "why are we going to ICT? Teacher responded "cos you're just going and you smell like curry"! Infront of the whole class.
Infact our child has been away on Monday, returning back Tuesday as she was very ill, high fever, sick. Most of all "not eating well". Upon resuming school, I notified the office to please keep an eye on our child being very sick, if any concerns we are happy to pick her up anytime. Teacher knew how sick our daughter was, but this off conversation - "you smell like curry".
How can a Teacher insult a child? Teachers should set a good example to our children who are in their learning stage.
We are very upset and shocked by all this. I can't imagine how embarrassed and insulted our child must have felt, where she had no say in this and alone without us/her parents at the time when this happened.
Day before yesterday, she was taking her lunch when one of her class student saw her and put his leg infront of her - SHE FELL on the cement flooring! She was hurt badly, with injury scratch marks, and her lunchbox with food fell from her hands too. Food had scattered everywhere. List just goes on within this school. This is simply called BULLYING!
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