National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day, which is celebrated each year on February 28th, has a long and interesting history. The day was created by chef Paul Bocuse in the 1970s to celebrate the birthday of his wife, Yvette. It wasn’t until 1992 when National Chocolate Souffle Day became an official holiday in France with approval from Jacques Chirac. In 2002 it became a worldwide celebration when Irena Chalmers petitioned the United Nations for its recognition as an international observance.
Read more: World Introvert Day
History Of National Chocolate Souffle Day
A soufflé is a type of cake made from mixing egg yolks, cream cheese, and/or butter with other ingredients like sugar. Once the mixture has been cooked in an oven at just under 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or so–it will expand to many times its original size!
The souffle was finally coupled with the French language in the 18th century.
The dish’s long history can be attributed to many people and places, but most notably a chef from Lorraine by the name of Antoine Beauvilliers who brought this recipe abroad after his apprenticeship under some famous masters here at home–including gastronome Pierre Gringoire!
Read more: National Carrot Cake Day
The most famous name in soufflé making, however, is French “grande cuisine” chef Marie-Antoine Carême. He’s credited not only with perfecting the delicate and difficult dish but also inventing many other classic recipes including Tarte au Citron ( lemon tart).
A soufflé is a dessert that’s rich and light at first, but once it sets into your mouth you’ll be left with an unexpectedly firm texture. It might surprise people to find out how these delicate pastries can actually pack quite the punch!
The traditional version of this dish doesn’t always contain sugar; instead, some savory herbs or vegetables would go into its base–lemon juice for example goes really well when mixed up with flour before being cooked until bubbly on top like no other crepe-style pancake out there (I’m looking at YOU Belgium!).
National Chocolate Souffle Day Activities
- Bake a chocolate soufflé
Join us in the kitchen as we prepare dinner
The perfect way to spend your day, one dish at a time! Learn about what you’re cooking and why our chefs recommend it. With music by Edith Piaf on repeat (we have suggestions), this is sure to make for an enjoyable experience – not only will everyone be able to enjoy their meal but they’ll also get some new ideas about how they can spice up theirs too!.
Read more: National Tater Tot Day
- Order a chocolate soufflé
If you’re looking to take the baking process off your plate, we totally get it. That sounds like an amazing way for someone else to do all that hard work! So go ahead and explore what chocolate soufflés can really be with this expert recipe—and maybe next time leave those dishes up in heaven where they belong…
As one might expect from any good chef-managed facility worth its salt (not just referring here exclusively but also generally), Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary school prepares students not only formally through courses curricula but also informally, by way of culinary training and education.
- Have a chocolate soufflé bake-off
To celebrate your big day, invite friends over for a friendly bake-off. Line up ingredients
A party isn’t complete without the right food! Invite everyone in to help with recipe brainstorming or just come by as guests so you can show off what they’re cooking while it lasts – these will be good memories worth remembering later on down the road after all this buildup (and sugar cravings).
Read more: National Day the Music Died Day
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY
- They make us feel fancy
No one can resist the charm of a French soufflé. The rich chocolate flavor combined with whipped cream makes it impossible to eat just one!
- They are deceptively easy to make
The chocolate soufflé is a seriously fancy dessert, but it’s also seriously easy to make. Many people think the dish will be impossible for them because they don’t know how to prepare properly or what ingredients are needed – all you need are gelatinous whites of eggs and some butter!
I’ll show you in this video exactly how I did my recipe so yours comes out perfect every time (and no one can tell there’s no baking required).
- Everyone loves them
If you like the rich, decadent chocolate that melts in your mouth then this recipe is just for you. Even picky or unadventurous eaters go crazy over these delish desserts!
There’s nothing better than a warm, gooey chocolate soufflé to top off any meal.
Today is the day you get to enjoy all these benefits and have fun too! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking…