I am looking to make some cheese-sauce filled choux pastry balls as an appetizer.
I was considering making a classical mornay sauce for the filling. But when it goes cold, I find it tends to be quite heavy, and I want to avoid it becoming nausiating.
Here is my Mornay sauce recipe:
125g roux (half butter, half flour)
1 litre milk
300g cheddar cheese
salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste
Here is what I've thought of to make it lighter:
1) Egg whites, beaten to peaks, to make a kinda soufflé-esque filling. But I would have liked to avoid re-cooking to pastry balls after filling, and don't really like the idea of raw egg whites.
2) Whipped cream, folding it into the cold mornay sauce.
3) Cream cheese, folding it into the cold mornal sauce.
Has anyone tried anything like this to make a lighter mornay sauce? Any other suggestions?