Parmesan mousselines

For 4 people.

The standard pyrex cups work best to unmold because they are wider on top and the mousselines slide easily from them.

1 cup of milk
1/3 cup of flour
4 Tbsp of butter
3 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1 cup of freshly ground parmesan cheese
1 cup of heavy cream
2 Tbsp of butter
salt and pepper

  • Heat milk to warm.
  • Pour it slowly into the flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Whisk the mixture over medium high heat until it thickens.
  • Off the heat, add 4 Tbsp of butter, one at a time, then add 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese, three egg yolks, salt and pepper.
  • Beat the 2 egg whites stiff.
  • Fold into the mixture.
  • Butter the molds and fill 3/4 full.
  • Place them on a bain‑Marie.
  • Bake in middle rack, on preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes or until top is spongy.
  • All the above can be prepared ahead of time.
  • Unmold into a greased gratin dish, pour cream over them and more cheese on top.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes or until puffy.