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Friday, February 28, 2014

Chocolate, Chocolate, MORE Chocolate!

February 28 is...

Whoever is responsible for the monthly celebrations has to be a LOVER of chocolate. Why? Because we have already celebrated in this month alone...

February 1: National Dark Chocolate Day & Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
February 5: Chocolate Fondue Day & World Nutella Day
February 14: National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day

So, today being the last day of February 2014, it is no wonder it has been designated as...

Chocolate Soufflé Day

Though cheese soufflés may be better known, everyone with a sweet tooth will prefer a chocolate soufflé instead! The recipe for soufflé is thought to originate in La Cusinier Moderne, by Vincent La Chappell, published as long ago as 1742. A soufflé is a type of cake made from a custard base and egg whites beaten to a soft peak. It can then be flavored as desired.

Notoriously tricky to make, a chocolate soufflé is certain to impress your guests if you can pull it off. They are well known for collapsing soon after removal from the oven so consider topping your soufflés with fruit or plenty of sauce to hide the inevitable!

What better excuse than Chocolate Soufflé Day to dig in and enjoy a delicious ramekin of chocolate deliciousness?

I would venture to say the Word of the Day: Chocolate fits any day of any month but especially the month of February!

You can even add chocolate to your favorite beverage...What's Your Brew?

Check out Chocolate Strikes Again!

That's it for February!
Next on the Calendar: March is...