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Sour Cream Soufflé

From: Linda McCartney’s “Home Cooking”, p. 121.

A savoury soufflé, flavoured with sour cream and Gruyère cheese.

This soufflé is very rich as it contains so much sour cream and cheese- I would prefer a lighter version. Using gluten-free flour, the soufflé tasted rather floury. To prevent this, try making a white sauce first to pre-cook the flour, then add the other ingredients and bake.

The recipe says that the soufflé dish should be placed into a pan filled with water during baking. I was wondering how high the water should be coming up to the dish and if cold or hot water should be used. I tried baking in a pan with water halfway up the dish. Maybe this was too much water as the soufflé took around 15 minutes more to bake than specified in the recipe. I put it in the oven without water for the last 15 minutes, which gave a lovely crust. Maybe try using no water at all next time??

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Burgers in Sour Cream

From: Linda McCartney’s “Home Cooking”, p. 91.

Fried burgers, covered with tasty veg, stewed in the oven.

A lovely winter recipe for meat-eaters and those who love burgers. I made this a little lighter by using only 2 tbsp of olive oil instead of the butter, and reducing the sour cream to 150ml. I think it is also great served with potatoes to soak up the sauce.

Vegan: Use plant-based cream and add a little vinegar to taste.

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Sour Cream and Beetroot

From: Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking, p. 142

Hot cooked beetroot in a mustard and sour cream sauce with onion and herbs.

As I had already planned to try out the Harvard Beets (p. 137), I decided to give this recipe a go at the same time. This way I only needed to cook beetroot once and then made small quantities of both dishes. I did like the Sour Cream and Beetroot better than the Harvard Beets as the taste was more interesing and the sauce smoother and not starchy. Unluckily, half of my family do not like beetroot at all, so my daughter and I ended up eating all of this dish- but we would certainly love to have this again soon!