Squash – Part 2

My first souffle.  And it worked!  And it was divine!

So proud I could pop. 

Squash Souffle

(serves 5/6 as a starter)

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

Olive oil

Seasoning

Pinch of mace

150ml thick bechamel sauce made using SR flour rather than plain – I use this method.  Half the amounts then reduce the amount of milk again by about 50ml.

2 eggs, yolks and whites seperated

1 tblspn chopped parsley

Optional – blue cheese or goats cheese or parmesan

Finely grated Parmesan

  • Toss the squash with a little olive oil, seasoning and mace.  Roast in a 200 oC oven for 40 mins until soft and golden brown.
  • While the squash is roasting, make the bechamel sauce and set aside.
  • Mash the squash, parsley, egg yolks and cheese (if using) together.  Mix in the bechamel sauce.  Season carefully. 
  • Whisk the egg whites until they are stiff.  Use a metal spoon to fold the egg whites very carefully but thoroughly into the squash mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into lightly oiled ramekins until 2/3 full.  Sprinkle lightly with parmesan and bake in a bain marie (baking tin with 2m of water in it) for 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.

10 thoughts on “Squash – Part 2

  1. I enjoy your blog so very much .. I can’t wait to try this recipe and think it’ll be perfect for our Thanksgiving family dinner!!

  2. Gosh that looks so good…*drools*
    Can I just say that I am guilty of being a terrible lurker…I really enjoy your blog & the beautiful photos & recipes you post, but I’m so slack at commenting :)

    I just wanted to say hello while I’m here :)
    Julia x

  3. Gale – Thank you!

    Judy – Thank you and eeeek! Might try the recipe again at the weekend just to make sure it’s exactly right if you’re going to use it for Thanksgiving!

    Kirsten – Thank you. :)

    Tracy – I was very pleased, must say. :)

    Johanna – That’s exactly what I did!

    Julia – Hello! Glad you said “hi”and am delighted you like my blog. :)

    Nip it in the Bud – I hadn’t either. Now wondering if it was dumb luck…

    Christina – Let me know how it goes! Please!

    Antonia – I’d been intending on trying a souffle, I had half a squash… seemed like a good idea. :)

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