This year I don’t get to spend Valentine’s Day with my Cookie Monster. (‘Awww…’) We live 300 miles apart so we’re having a Skype dinner date. You have to make the best of these situations! I tell you one thing that will help me forget the distance, though: chocolate.
I have many, many chocolate recipes on my blog. Here are the ones I would most want someone to make for me this Valentine’s (but I’ll have to make my own dessert this year – I’m not complaining, though!):
I adore this moreish pistachio and chocolate combo. This batch makes 9 truffles, so if your loved one leaves the last truffle to you, you know it’s true love…
Need an elegant but simple tart with a record short list of ingredients? This is the one. Double the amount of chocolate ganache for a super-indulgent treat.
I made this one for St Patrick’s Day originally but it’s so moist and dark that it would make the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Serve it warm with a perfect scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.
Now don’t get offended by the title! These brownies are perfect for beginner bakers. The main ingredients come from a box, and you only need to add biscuits and a few other ingredients. BAM, dessert is ready. Ooey, gooey, melty perfection. See if your significant other can resist that.
The icing is pink. There is chocolate involved. Need we say more? No, but we do need to cut ourselves a slice, pronto.
Last but not least, the raw foodies amongst us deserve a decadent Valentine’s Day too! I regularly make this for myself, and I don’t share it. With anyone.
What are you doing or not doing for Valentine’s Day? How are you treating your loved ones – and how are you treating yourself?
Love and cookies,