Today in South Africa is all about the protests against the regime of Jacob Zuma. Although the marches will not result in the president’s resignation, I hope that standing up for our country will unite South Africans and highlight the true character of our people.
In no way am I making light of what is happening, but it seems that the #ZumaMustFall campaign can take heart from something that is famous for falling: the soufflé.
- “They fall. That’s just what they do. There’s no structure to hold them up other than being inflated with hot air. As soon as they start to cool they drop…” (reddit.com)
- “It is true that they do occasionally collapse flat as pancakes before they are done, but there is always a perfectly good reason for their demise. (independent.co.uk)
- “A soufflé will always fall, but you can control how much. As a general rule, the faster and more dramatic the rise of the soufflé, the more catastrophic the fall… You can always re-puff a soufflé by re-heating it, but it will just fall again, and it will not rise as high each time it is re-heated.” (cooking.stackexchange.com)
- “… the higher the temperature of the oven, the higher the soufflé will rise… However… this also means the soufflé will fall more quickly once it’s taken out of the oven.” (smithsonian.com)
- “It happens on its own. They fall indeed…” (latartinegourmande.com)
- “… soufflés are less fragile and difficult than their reputation suggests” (goodfood.com.au)
- “I used to think that the slightest error or tremble would cause a soufflé to collapse into an unappetizing puddle. This is not so.” (thecitycook.com)
- “The dish needs to be well greased right up to its lip…” (goodfood.com.au)
- “Soufflés will inevitably collapse, not because of being bumped…” (mlive.com)
- “Soufflés have been a vexing little dish for as long as I can remember… I can only conclude that some eggs just don’t work.” (mumsnet.com)
- “‘Hard’ is a relative term. It is harder than making a scrambled egg. Easier than making an interplanetary rocket, but I could do one of those also, if I had the means and a detailed instruction book.” (quora.com)
- “It’s not only that the soufflé needs to rise. It’s that it needs not to fall afterward.” (quora.com)
- “While rising high is a major goal, I would not limit success to that event.” (cooking.stackexchange.com)
On that note, try this recipe for a lemon and vanilla soufflé. It might make you believe that things can fall easier than you think… and it will leave you with a sweet taste in the mouth!