So I’m a bit behind on this whole Pastry Arts class thing…my apologies. Things have been busy over here at One Curly Fry. The class we had before Thanksgiving featured a few french desserts - Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Soufflé. I’ll apologize in advance that I didn’t get pictures. We were so busy in class that I didn’t have time to get my camera and snap pictures.
Crème Brûlée is nothing more than a rich custard that has a hard layer of caramelized sugar on top. It’s “burnt cream.” The custard was so smooth and flavorful. It had the perfect hint of vanilla. I’ve had Crème Brûlée many times before, but this was my first time making it. And it’s not difficult to make at all. We made it in class and I took a little bit of the custard home so that I could try it there. Too bad I didn’t have a torch – but no worries, that’s on my Christmas list!
This may sound silly…but this was my first time ever having Chocolate Soufflé. I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan of it. It was too light and fluffy for me. Way too air-y. When I put a spoonful in my mouth, it just disappeared. If I’m going to eat a dessert, I want some substance. I did love how it puffed up though. It looked better than it tasted, in my opinion. There were others in my class that made different flavors of the Soufflé – there was Raspberry and a few other flavors as well.
I would definitely give Cheese Soufflé a chance though – that actually does sound good to me. And I am definitely a cheese lover!
Do you like Chocolate Soufflé?