Blue Cheese Souffles Recipe

 Blue Cheese Souffle Recipe

Blue Cheese Souffle Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These make a very elegant starter and are quite easy to prepare. You can make these ahead of time and they will puff up again when you place them back in the oven.

Serves 6 individual portions
160g of blue cheese
40g self raising flour
40g of butter
340ml of milk
3 large eggs, separated
1 small onion cut in half
1 bay leaf
3 black pepper corns
A pinch of grated nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour 6 ramekins.
Pour the milk into a small pot and add the onion, bay leaf, peppercorns and grated nutmeg. Bring to a steady simmer slowly, then remove from the heat and strain into a pyrex jug.
Melt butter, in a small pot and add the flour to make a roux, whisking until it’s comined. Slowly add the warm milk until you have added it all and are left with a thick white sauce.
Transfer the sauce to a mixing bowl. Then whisk in the egg yolks and 3/4 of the cheese. Beat the egg whites until light and fluffy and forming soft peaks.
Divide the mixture amongst the ramekins and place in roasting tin.
Pour boiling water around the base of the ramekins and place in the oven for 15 minutes until risen.
Serve straight away in the ramekins or allow to cool slightly and remove from the ramekins and place on a lined baking sheet.
At this point you can keep the ramekins to serve the following day if you wish.  Just add a sprinkle of extra blue cheese and place in the oven to puff to puff back up!
Serve with a crisp winter salad!

Source: http://www.donalskehan.com/2011/12/blue-cheese-souffles/

Digestive Health

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There are several factors that can disrupt the functioning of the digestive system. These include poor diet, stress, deficient secretions of stomach acid and digestive enzymes, infection with pathogens such as parasites, viruses  and yeast’s e.g. candida, non steroidal anti … Continue reading

Keeping your Child Healthy

In the ideal world, humans but in particular children would not need any supplements as they would receive all the nutrients they need from food. However, depletion of minerals in the soil, a change in lifestyle toward more processed & refined foods and the genetic consequences of generation after generation having minor deficiencies in essential nutrients render our children at an increased risk for poor health.

Of particular importance in children’s health are essential fatty acids as they are essential for brain growth and development. Their importance actually starts back at the time of conception, and carries right through pregnancy also. Children require a source of Omega 3, 6 and 9, unlike adults who are more likely to be deficient in Omega 3. Children with ADHD and behavioral problems have responded extraordinarily well to Omega supplementation. If you have fussy kids disguise fish oils in a little amount of yoghurt or smoothie to make it more palatable.
As children (hopefully) spend more time than adults outside in the air, wind and rain they are more exposed to the elements and pathogens that are associated with them. Taking the herbal remedy Echinacea regularly can modulate the immune response to invading pathogens that could otherwise lead to infections.

If children are poor or fussy eaters it may help to take a tonic or multivitamin on an ongoing basis. Children’s probiotics are specifically designed with children’s health in mind, and the strains used will promote digestive health, immunity and general well being.

Involving you child in the preparation and cooking of food is essential to a good relationship with food. Childhood is also the ideal time to introduce new and exciting foods as adults tend to develop neophobia (fear of new foods) as they get older. Remember, the more varied the diet is the healthier the child.

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