Quick Valentine's Day Recipe: Celeriac and Blue Cheese Soufflés

It's not too late to whip up a romantic dinner tonight to wow your Valentine. Waitrose.com has a great selection of quick and easy treats, including these speedy-to-make soufflés...Image: Waitrose,com 

Ingredients

  • Small knob of butter, for greasing
  • 500g celeriac, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • 150g blue cheese such as Stilton, Roquefort or Gorgonzola
  • 4 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, separated
  • Green salad, to serve
  • Serves: 4

Cooking time

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

How to make it

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Lightly grease 4 x 250ml individual ramekin dishes. 

2. Place the celeriac in a steamer set over a pan of gently simmering water. Cover and steam for about 8 minutes until very tender when pierced with a knife. 

3. Place the cooked celeriac in a food processor with the crème fraîche and blue cheese and blitz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites using an electric hand whisk until soft peaks form. Using a large metal spoon, lightly fold the egg whites into the celeriac mixture until well combined. 

5. Spoon into the prepared dishes and cook for 20 minutes until risen and golden. Serve swiftly with salad on the side.

FREEZING TIP
These freeze well once cooked. Leave to cool completely, turn out of the ramekins, pack into bags then label and freeze for up to three months. To reheat, thaw completely and bake for 10–12 minutes at 180°C, gas mark 4 until piping hot.

For more Valentine's Day recipes, go to Waitrose.com

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