It is amazing that the first four things listed in the “News” this morning were all related to the rise in hate, violence, prejudice and family disputes. All of them ended in some sort of death, anger or hurt. The world is in a turmoil and as you can see, it is starting right here, right in our own backyards. When you see families fighting, children lost and confused, parents in a constant “whirlwind”, trying to keep up with “LIFE”, it is no wonder that there is so much “SH*T” going on!
One thing that we need to do as a society is get the “World” back to where we all prosper and benefit from the efforts that we put into whatever it is that we do. A little more balance needs to be made in order to have a world where we all enjoy the fruits of the land.
No one is saying that everyone has to be equal, no, but a little more balance needs to be established so that NO ONE is suffering, starving, living on the streets or un-able to receive education or health care. Once that is established, than we as humans will be taking care of one another and not, just ourselves. Maybe that is the lesson or purpose of our time here on this planet. Once we learn to grow and understand that we all are “brothers and sisters” and that our purpose is to “Love” one another and to take care of each other, the lesson will be learned.
Today’s recipe is similar to today’s thought. Recently it was “National Chocolate soufflé” day and soufflés are something that need to rise in order for it to turn out. You have to develop patience, though, because soufflés are delicate, just like “Life’s” situations and in order for you can create such a masterpiece, it takes a little time and experience.
Maybe it is understandable why it is taking the world some time to learn that lesson. Only time and experience will teach us that lesson on how to control our minds and instead of the “Worlds” tempers rising in anger, the world will learn to discuss issues and resolve them in peaceful ways!
Soufflé’s are a classic dessert. They are a “cousin” to the mousse, because of the fact that you fold “Stiff” egg whites into the batter, creating a, “foam” like consistency. The big difference is that you bake the soufflé. Some recipes use flour, other don’t. Flour adds some structure to the batter, helping it to keep from deflating. The most delicate of soufflés are made without the flour.
A basic recipe is egg yolks, sugar, flavorings and beaten egg whites. Always butter and sugar coat your soufflé dish (for sweet soufflés). Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. It takes approximately 20 minutes or so, depending on the size of the soufflé dish. Be very careful not to slam the oven door or to have any disturbances to the oven while baking the soufflé.
(Left) Side note: Some chefs “tap” the soufflé half way through cooking and then let it “rise” again, creating, supposedly a taller soufflé.
4 – 6 individual soufflés dishes, buttered and dusted with sugar
- 8 oz. – Semi sweet Chocolate
- 6 -Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 –Tablespoons, heavy cream (optional)
Melt the above ingredients over a double boiler. After blended smoothly, set aside and reserve.
In a separate stainless steel bowl place:
- 7 – Egg yolks
- ¼ cup – favorite Liqueur
Beat the egg yolks, slowly adding the liqueur. Beat until triple in volume. Then temper the egg yolk mixture with the melted chocolate and continue folding the chocolate into the yolk mixture.
In a separate vinegar wiped stainless steel bowl place:
- 7 – Egg whites,
- ¼ teaspoon – cream of tartar
- ¼ – ½ cup – Sugar
Beat the first 2 ingredients adding the sugar gradually once the egg whites starting to foam. Fold the egg white into the chocolate mixture in 3 separate batches. Starting with the first batch, you want to fold the egg whites briskly to lighten the chocolate. Next batch will be a little more delicate in the folding process but thoroughly incorporate the egg whites. The next and final batch you will fold gently. It is O.K. to see little patches of egg whites. Gently spoon the batter into your prepared ramekins and set on a heavy sheet pan. (Run a knife around the edges of each ramekin before placing into oven. This will help the rising process). Place into a pre-heated, 350-degree oven and bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
You can serve with a chocolate sauce, flavored with a complimentary liqueur and a raspberry sauce. Serve IMMEDIATELY, no matter what you serve it with!
One thing for sure is that your taste-buds are going to “rise” and create a major “Mouthgasm!” This is one turmoil that you can live with! Hopefully you have invited over some friends to share in these “Mouthgasms!” Then you have done your part today in helping to create a more peaceful and “LOVING” world! We can create “World peace”, one “Mouthgasm” at a time! It starts with just “ONE!”
Mondays, they are the beginning of a great new, prosperous week! Embrace and take charge in a peaceful, loving way. You can be a “peaceful warrior” as you travel down the road of your journey! Remember that love conquers all!
Until next time “SMILE” because someone is always watching! Peace and love
All communication problems are due to the reason that we don’t listen to understand. We only listen to reply. Sometimes we don’t listen at all!