As most people who pay attention to the Internet know, The Elder Scrolls series puts a lot of effort into their in-game books, and Skyrim is no exception. From intricately detailed stories spanning what can only be described as “too many pages,” to descriptions on how to pick locks, the world within Skyrim has a bevy of information to divulge to those who actually want to read digital books instead of play the game in which said books exist. At least one book in Skyrim provides recipes, one of which Jimmy Wong, brother of Freddie Wong, and company chose to make in real life. Presenting, the Sunlight Souffle. Full recipe below.
– 2 1/2 Ounces Cow’s Cheese (we used Gruyere cheese for the sunshine sauce, Parmesan cheese to cover the souffle dishes)
– 1 Ounce Butter
– 1 Ounce Flour (non rising)
– 4 Eggs (added in by us, original recipe didn’t have eggs but calls for it)
– 9 Ounces Milk
– A Dash of Salt
– A Dash of Pepper
– A Cupful of Ground Nutmeg (reduced to a dash)
– Stoke the flames of your oven, and achieve a moderate heat. (Preheat to 400)
– Grate the cheese into thin shavings by running a finely honed elven dagger over the block.
– Separate the egg whites from the yolks, and beat the whites vigorously until they thicken.
– Begin preparation of the signature Sunshine Sauce: – Melt the butter, and add in the flour while stirring continuously until well blended. – Move the mixture to a smaller flame and begin gently stirring in the milk. It is crucial that you do not stop stirring! – Continue to do so for ten minutes, until the mixture thickens. Then, and only then, will the Sunshine Sauce be considered ready.
– Add the salt, pepper and nutmeg, and remove from the flame.
– Add in the grated cheese, and then the egg yolks. Stir well until fully blended. Then, gently add in the egg whites with a spoon made of carved hickory wood. (fold the egg whites in gently, making sure to not destroy air bubbles)
– Gently pour the mix into four stonework souffle’ dishes, filling each nearly (but not quite!) to the top. (if you’d like, prepare the souffle dishes beforehand by coating them in butter and grated parmersan cheese)
– Put the dishes in your moderately hot oven and shut that door! Keep sealed for 25 minutes, or your scrumptious suns will rise, only to fall down flat into the oven’s abyss. (put in oven and immediately reduce heat to 375 degrees. Bake until the souffles rise and tops are browned. DO NOT OPEN TOO EARLY or the souffles will fall)
– Remove after 25 minutes, and serve immediately.
Behold, the brilliance of the sun, and the exquisite flavor of the Sunshine Souffle!
Happy eating (and baking)!
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