Happy Valentin's Day!
Hope you had the best day! For me it was but not because it's valentine's day. I painted, actually I've been painting and drawing a lot this week, which it's so good. I had some forced vacations, and I lost the fear of painting. So it's something for me to celebrate.
I'm gonna be honest, never liked this day. I know, I'm such a grumpy girl. But I have this point of view: eveeeerryyybooooddyyyyyy it's celebrating, so it kinda lost the magic and the romance. And wait... yes we have more 364 days that we can joy the love we have for everybody. We don't need to schedule a day for year, buy stupid (and expensive!) stuff just because someone ( I believe a businesseman) that would be great everybody to celebrate in a consumerism world.
And I have another reason to this day be another kind of special day: it's my mother's birthday! It's kinda funny,
because my grandmother made birthday yesterday, and my mother today. So it's two birthdays in a row!
I've been like for days to do a souffle, I've been desiring it. So I done it today to celebrate. Here it is my chocolate
Chocolate and Hazelnut Soufflé with Orange Syrup
(for about 9 persons)
To the soufflé:
- 150 g chocolate
- 150 g butter
- 25 ml of Amaretto Liqueur
- 5 eggs (3 yolks and 5 egg white)
- 100 g white sugar
- 50 g flour with baking powder
- 2 tbsp. hazelnut powder
- 2 tbsp.smashed hazelnut
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
To the orange syrup:
- 3 oranges
- Brown Sugar
- Cinammon (powder and stick)
- Melt the chocolat, Amaretto and butter in bain-marie.
- In a bowl, whisk the yolks with the sugar, and after add the smashed hazelnut, the vanilla and the flour. Mix
all very well.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs white until stiff with a little pinch of salt.
- Involve carefully with the chocolate preparation.
- Grease the forms with butter and sprinkle with the hazelnut powder.
- Add the preparation, and take it to the oven pre heated about 250 ºC.
- Never open the oven while it's cooking!!
- When it's ready, served and eat it :)
For the orange syrup:
- Peel off 3 oranges
- In a pan, put the peels of the oranges, brown sugar and cinammon as you like, and orange juice of an orange.
- Mix very well and let it boil.
- Take it, and served it with the souffles.
- Don't let it caramelize, otherwise it will be very thick.
Hope you like! Here ,we all adore it, it's easy to do, tasty, fluffly. You can say it's a Valentin Day's recipe.
You can serve it also with chantilly and strawberrys.
(PS: Wish me luck for tomorrow!!)