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Grilled goat's cheese souffle with crispy bacon and apples

  • 15 minutes
  • 15-20 minutes
  • 8 as a luncheon or 4 as a main
Grilled goat's cheese souffle with crispy bacon and apples

This is an ideal choice for a special lunch, served with crusty bread. While you can use cow's feta cheese, I used Kapiti goat's feta, which is much more distinctive in flavour. The combination of bacon and apple slices works very well with the sweet mango salad dressing, which adds a touch of summer to the dish.


  • 25 grams butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • 100 grams crumbled goat's feta cheese
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • ¼ cup grated Edam cheese


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 rashers bacon, trimmed of rind and shredded
  • 1 apple cored and finely sliced
  • ½ mango or ½ cup canned mango slices
  • ½ cup vinaigrette
  • salad leaves to accompany



  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook 1 minute until frothy. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk until well incorporated.
  2. Return to the heat and continue stirring over a moderate heat until the sauce has thickened. Beat in the egg yolks and set aside for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a spotlessly clean bowl, whisk the egg whites together until they form stiff peaks. Don't whisk them dry.
  4. Fold the sauce mixture into the egg whites and then add the feta cheese and spring onions.
  5. Pour into eight ¾ cup, greased and breadcrumb-dusted ramekins.
  6. Bake at 190ºC for 15 minutes. You can serve them at this point in their dishes or turn out to grill.
  7. Turn the souffles out on to a greased baking tray and then quickly turn up the right way. Sprinkle with the grated Edam cheese and place under a hot grill for 3 minutes.
  8. Serve with crispy bacon and apple slices and a mango vinaigrette salad dressing.

Crispy bacon and apple slices

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the bacon and apple slices until golden.

Salad dressing

  1. In a blender, blend the mango, vinaigrette and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Sieve to remove any fibres.

Cooks Tips

- For a change, try turkey bacon instead of regular bacon - it's leaner and has a milder flavour. The white part is not fat, it's the breast meat, so don't be fooled into removing it before cooking.

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