This is a famous Downton dish, but not for the right reasons. Poor Ethel had a challenge learning her way around the kitchen.
There are many ways to soufflé, so you might want to be inspired to make one, but not necessarily this recipe. The famous French Chef Auguste Escoffier listed 70 recipes in one cookbook alone. My favorite is chocolate soufflé, which is great for special romantic occasions.
Downton's Famous Kidney Soufflé
- 3 tbsp. oil
- 3 tbsp. whole wheat flour
- 1 cup heated stock
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 5 large eggs separated*
- 1 cup kidneys cooked, ground
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds ground
- Heat oil in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Gradually add stock and cook over low heat, stirring until smooth and thickened. Add salt, yeast and oregano. Remove from heat and cool.
- Blend in beaten egg yolks, kidney and sunflower seeds.
- Fold in egg whites which have been stiffly beaten.
- Turn mixture into an oiled casserole or oiled individual custard cups.
- Bake at 350 F. for 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately or your soufflé willl deflate. Don't overbake, and certainly don't drop on the floor!