Soufle Vanilias (Vanilla Souffle)

Course : Greek
Serves: 8
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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
5 large eggs -- separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
 

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter. Slowly add flour, and blend it in with a wooden spoon. Put the sugar into a pot with the milk and heat to scalding but do not boil. Remove from the heat and pour into the flour; stir quickly to make a thick cream (this may be returned to the heat for a few minutes if necessary). Partially cool. Beat the egg yolks with the vanilla until very thick. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Add yolks to cream mixture; stir well. Fold in the beaten whites. Pour into buttered glass baking dish or into 6 or 8 individual buttered ramekins. Bake immediately in preheated 300F. oven for about20 minutes Serve hot, sprinkled with powdered sugar. VARIATION: Omit vanilla and replace with 1 tbs grated orange or tangerine peel (Soufle Portocaliou E Mandnarinou).


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