Monday, May 18, 2015

National Cheese Soufflé Day, In the News,Weekend Food, and Enjoy

National Cheese Soufflé Day - Today is National Cheese Soufflé Day!

A soufflé is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means "to blow up" or, more loosely, "puff up"—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.

Every soufflé is made from two basic components: a French crème pâtissière base/flavored cream sauce or purée and egg whites beaten to a soft peak meringue.

The base provides the flavor and the whites provide the "lift." Foods commonly used for the base in a soufflé include cheese, jam, fruits, berries, chocolate, banana, and lemon (the last three are used for desserts, often with a large amount of sugar).

When it comes out of the oven, a soufflé should be puffed up and fluffy, and it will generally fall after 5 or 10 minutes. It may be served with the top punctured and sauce poured onto it.

Soufflés can be made in containers of all shapes and sizes but it is traditional to make soufflés in ramekins. These containers vary greatly in size, but are typically glazed white, flat-bottomed, round porcelain containers with unglazed bottoms and fluted exterior borders.

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