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National Chocolate Soufflé Day

National Chocolate Soufflé Day

National Chocolate Soufflé Day celebrates a delightfully delicious dessert on February 28th each year.

The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up” which describes a soufflé perfectly.  A soufflé is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites that are combined with other ingredients to make the dish either a savory main dish or a sweet dessert.

Two essential components make up every soufflé.

  1. A French crème patisserie base/flavored cream sauce or puree
  2. Egg whites beaten to a  soft peak meringue

A soufflé gets its flavor from the base, and the egg whites provide the lift to puff it up. A variety of cheeses, jams, fruits, or chocolates can be baked into the base of the soufflé. Many soufflé bakers like to puncture the top of the soufflé after removing it from the oven. Then they pour mouth-watering sauces onto it, such as chocolate, vanilla, or for a savory flavor cheese and herbs.

HOW TO OBSERVE CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ DAY

  • Show off your soufflé flair by inviting friends to celebrate with you.
  • Order a soufflé from your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget to give them a shout-out!
  • Take a picture of the delicious soufflé and post it for all to see.
  • Use #ChocolateSouffleDay to post on social media

https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-day/national-chocolate-souffle-day-february-28