- National Chocolate soufflé day is celebrated on each year February 28th
- Chocolate soufflé is a delightfully delicious dessert originated in the 18th century
- It is an egg based dish made with egg yolk and beaten egg white combined with various ingredients.
- In French, past participle of word ‘souffler’ meaning ‘to blow up’, ‘to breathe’, ‘to inflate’ or to loosely ‘puff up’.
- It could either be made as a savoury main dish or sweetened as dessert
- The earliest mention of the soufflé is attributed to French master cook Vincent de la Chappelle, in the early eighteenth century
- And the development and popularization of soufflé is usually traced back to French chef Marie-Antoine Careme.
- Two essential components make up the soufflé
- A French crème patisserie base/ flavoured cream sauce or puree
- Egg white beaten to a soft peak meringue
- Soufflé gets its flavour from the base and egg white provides the lift
- A variety of cheeses, jams chocolates or fruits can flavour the base
- Can be served by puncturing the top and pouring in mouth-watering sauces onto it, such as, chocolate, vanilla and for a savoury flavour cheese or herbs
Compiled by : Ms. Jessil Mathew; IV Semester BHM