Ingredients: 6oz cheddar cheese, grated
6 Tb butter
6 Tb all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
dash cayenne pepper
1 1/2 C Milk
6 eggs, large, separated
Grate cheese, set aside; in top of double boiler over boiling water, melt butter; blend in flour and seasonings. Add milk all at once and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Beat egg yolks until thick; gradually stir into cheese mixture, blending thoroughly.
Beat egg whites in a large bowl, until stiff but still moist. Gradually pour cheese mixture into the whites, folding carefully until blended.
Bake in a two-quart soufflé dish or casserole in moderate oven, 350 Deg. F, for 45 - 50 Minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
Serve immediately. Makes 6-8 servings.
Additional Notes: Alternate way of preparing first step: melt butter in microwave. Heat milk in microwave. Blend flour and seasonings with butter. Add milk and stir until blended. Cook in microwave on high for 2 -3 minutes, stirring after each minute, until the mixture is smooth and thickened. Proceed as above.