Always wanted to make your own chocolate soufflés? Keep these expert tips in mind for the best bakes ever
The right ramekin matters Use ramekins which have a straight, smooth and even interior as this helps give your soufflé a more stable rise.
Choose dark chocs To get the best taste and texture from the melted chocolate, choose dark chocolate with a cacoa content of 70 per cent at least.
Adjust your bake time Baking for about 15 mins will result in a soufflé with a more custardy texture and a molten centre. If you prefer your soufflé with a more springy and consistent texture, with less melted chocolate, increase the bake time to about 18 to 20 mins.
Visit www.womensweekly.com.sg for our chocolate soufflé recipe. For more decadent chocolate treats, turn to page 102.
Two new restaurants with Michelin Star cred have recently opened in Singapore, check them out!
Peking Roast Duck
Seafood Rice in Aromatic Duck Soup
Asian If you love duck and Asian delicacies, Forbidden Duck by chef-restaurateur “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung – of Hong Kong’s three Michelin-Starred Bo Innovation fame – is not to be missed. Like its Hong Kong counterpart, the highlights here are the Peking Roast Duck and the Signature Slow Roasted Duck, but do also try out some of the unique fusion dishes here.
Chili Fried Sri Lanka Crab
Braised Garoupa Fish Fillet in Chili Oil Soup
Next to Forbidden Duck is Qi – House of Sichuan, the one Michelin- Starred establishment from Hong Kong. Spice lovers will revel in the most fiery dishes here, some of which contain Head Chef Wong Chun Fai’s special chilli and pepper blend. If you want to test your mettle, go for the Braised Garoupa Fish Fillet in Chili Oil Soup!
The Weekly’s New Finds
Real Goodness In A Bottle Drinking bird’s nest is said to help improve skin health and overall wellbeing. Here’s an affordable choice: KIM Genuine Bird’s Nest Beverage now features a new improved formula that contains 100 per cent genuine cave bird’s nest. At $3.20 per bottle, from major supermarkets.
Brew On The Go Coffee lovers will appreciate the nifty Brumi, a new home brew coffee bottle which employs a double-filter to strain and brew your favourite ground coffee. Whether you enjoy hot or cold brews, the Brumi makes the perfect cuppa you can bring anywhere with you. At $75, from leading department stores.
Design Your Own Tumbler In collaboration with home-grown creative house Deer and Den Design, a series of lid stickers with iconic local motifs will be included exclusively with every purchase of a Thermos JNR tumbler. You can also get creative and design your own stickers. From $45, available at major department stores.
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