I took my first cooking class at Sur La Table!
Today, my good friend Ahline and I took a soufflé cooking class at Sur La Table. It was so much fun! Because it was a weekday, there were only five other people there so we really got a hands on experience. After my first attempt with my orange soufflés, I was excited to get some insider tips!
We made three soufflés today; one savory and two sweet ones.
Soufflé #1 – Chèvre & Zucchini
This savory soufflé was delicious! It was salty, creamy, and rich. With every bite you could taste hints of cayenne pepper followed by cheesy goodness.
Soufflé #2: Lemon with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
This second soufflé was the first of two sweet ones. It was so refreshing! It was a lemon soufflé with a fresh strawberry sauce. The lemon part was creamy and custard like. The strawberry sauce was tangy and sweet. Mixed together, it was like spring blooming in a ramekin!
Soufflé #3: Silky Dark Chocolate with Cream & Cocoa Nibs
When our teacher asked us to vote on our favorite soufflé of the day, this last one got the most votes. It would be hard for me to vote against anything chocolate, but this truly was divine! Each bite was the perfect amount of chocolate and cream with a little bit of crunch from the cocoa nibs.
This class was so much fun and I definitely plan to take more. I’m going to re-make these soufflés at home soon (without all the fancy tools and chef support – yikes!) to try to better retain what I learned. When I do, I’ll post more details about the recipes themselves.