National Chocolate Souffle Day – February 28

National Chocolate Soufflé Day

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Facts on Soufflé  

  • Some soufflés are savory and some sweet; the chocolate soufflé falls in the sweet category. 
  • The base of a sweet chocolate soufflé is a cooked combination of milk and egg yolks thicken with flour or cornstarch, lets call it pastry cream.
  • To make a chocolate soufflés the pastry cream would have melted chocolate. 
  • The make a successful soufflé your oven must be heated properly and placed in the lower third rack of the oven. 
  • Do not be afraid to open the oven door to check the soufflés, they will not collapse until the steam inside begins to cool. 

National Clam Chowder Day – February 25

National Clam Chowder Day
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Facts on Clam chowder

  • Clam chowder is one of many chowders containing clams and broth. 
  • Clam chowder my contain other ingredients such as; potato, onions, and celery.
  • New England clam chowder is a milk or cream based chowder and is a thicken consistency. 
  • In 1939 a bill making tomatoes in New England clam chowder illegal was introduced in the Maine legislature. 
  • Manhattan clam chowder has clear broth, plus tomato for flavor and color. 
  • All chowders are traditional served with oyster crackers or saltine crackers.