Luckily, I still have some recipes on stock and that is pretty handy, considering that I have to bake so much lately, that I'd have no time to experiment around. This was the first dish that I prepared for the French website, however I have only managed to post it now. This light soufflé is perfect for Xmas as a starter. By the way parsnip is one of my favourite root vegetable, may it be served as a soup, puree or even oven-baked with maple syrup.
enough for 5 ramequins (10 cm diameter)
250 g parsnip (peeled, and chopped)
20 g butter
20 g flour
125 ml milk
50 g grated cheese (e.g. gruyere)
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
40 ml white port wine
1 tablespoon chopped walnut
Cook parsnip in salted water, then puree. Melt butter, stir in flour and pour milk over it while whisking, cook over low heat until it thickens. Remove from the heat, stir in pureed parsnip, then the egg yolks and the grated cheese. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt, then fold it into the parsnip batter. Pour it in buttered and with breadcrumbs coated ramequins and bake for 6-8 minutes over 200°C. Peel and dice apple and sautee for a few minutes in butter, add honey and pour port wine over it. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stir in the walnuts and serve it with the soufflé.