I cut this image out of the Vogue best dressed addition because it reminded me of my Cinnamon souffle in goddess form. Beautiful? Tres Bien!
Speaking of Goddesses, isn’t it the month of Aphrodite herself? I couldn’t help but be fully compelled toward sexy stimulating herbs for my first few recipes! The soothing and erotic notes of vanilla first come to mind, followed by her warm and alluring sister, cinnamon as a close second. Here is some great information about the medicinal qualities of cinnamon and vanilla. These two ladies are both among the most famous and popular in the aphrodisiac kingdom. They get invited to the best parties and guys buy them drinks all night….
Cinnamon is an effective appetite stimulant. The digestive properties of the plant which are found in the essential oil of the bark, aid in stimulating saliva and gastric juices. Which in turn aid in the suppression of excess gas (flatulence). No wonder they’re so popular.
Cinnamon also has antiplatelet, antithrombic, and antiesclerotic properties. Which basically means it helps blood flow and circulation. Because of this, it will help a woman regain her menses, ultimately allowing her to procreate.
Why else would this be an herb of the goddess if it weren’t all about feeling sexy and making babies? And we all know where babies come from…the stork, duh!
A little about Vanilla….
Homeopaths like to think Vanilla’s fragrance can release one’s pent-up anger and frustration by opening doors to hidden, untamed sensual desires. Uh, count me in……
Historically, the spice has been used as a febrifuge to reduce fever. The most common uses however have been for flavoring of medicines, foods, and lending and aromatic hand to the cosmetics and fragrance industry.
Okay, so what? She doesn’t do as many"medicinal" things as her sister …but she smells pretty and tastes good. What more does a girl have to do to get a few drinks? Not much apparently.
I hope you’re excited as I was to make this!
Sexy Cinnamon Soufflé
This made the house smell amazing.....
The sunken center had no effect on the incredible cloudy texture and rich spicy taste. I did the bad girl thing and ate standing at the counter....
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
For the Batter:
1/3 cup evaporated cane juice
1/4 cup organic unbleached pastry flour
1 cup organic half and half
4 egg yolks at room temp
1 Tbl cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbl butter at room temp
For the egg whites:
5 egg whites at room temp
pinch sea salt
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3 Tbl evaporated cane juice
Confectioners sugar for dusting
Butter the soufflé dish and coat with sugar and shake out excess.
Combine flour,sugar,cinnamon,and 1/4 cup of milk in medium sized bowl. Whisk until smooth making a batter.
Bring remaining 3/4 of milk to simmer in medium sized saucepan stirring constantly. When bubbles begin to form. Remove from heat and pour into flour mixture. Whisk this mixture in bowl until smooth. Return mixture to saucepan and bring to a low simmer stirring constantly. When bubbles form turn down heat and stir for about 2 mins or until mixture is nice and thick.
Remove from heat and slowly spoon Flour mixture into the 4 egg yolks. Temper the yolks by spooning in 1 Tablespoon at a time. If you pour all of it the eggs will scramble. add renaming Vanilla and whisk until smooth.
You now have the souffle "base" this can be covered and put in the fridge for up to 3 hours.
Take the 5 egg whites and beat eggs until frothy. Add salt. Then beat eggs until a fairly stiff peak forms. Add cream of tartar. 1 Tablespoon at a time add remaining sugar while beating, until the peaks become very stiff.
Slowly add 1/4 of whites into the batter and stir gently.
Fold in the rest of the whites carefully then spoon into prepared soufflé dish.
Bake for 30-35 mins depending on size of dish. Double for larger souffles...ones made in tart or small cake pans for example.
Carefully set in oven and turn temp down to 375.
Take out and dust to perfection. Serve immediately.
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- Here is a great link about sexual attraction, pheromones, blood flow and the like. http://www.sirc.org/publik/smell_attract.html
This is the album I was listening to while baking this. It's always nice to have a little music in the background. I've had this album forever but just started listenting to it on repeat, like a big dork.
Here is my favorite track so far:
I'm excited to start my next sugar scrub that I will be sharing with you. Also, some more Valentine's ideas are in store! See you soon.
Straight Spilln' J