“If music be the food of love, play on”, so famously wrote a certain Mr Shakespeare, and while music definitely has the power to shuffle my mood, food is capable of doing just as good a job. So what better way of treating your favourite someone this Valentines Day (or Galentines Day!) than to cook up something sweet (or spicy!) for them? So, if you’re like me and feel that food is the uh, food of love… then scroll on 😉
Simple to make, these jars of spicy jam make great DIY presents all year round and are perfect with cheese, or even drizzled on sausages, burgers and even homemade chips.
Blood Oranges are in season right now, and are perfect for making a very Valentines appropriate pink glaze for these mini ring doughnuts.
You can’t go wrong with a fresh batch of cookies, especially when they’re crisp on the edge and gooey in the middle like these ones. They’re flavoured with mint and chocolate, but the recipe is easily adapted for any filling you fancy!
A perfect bring-along treat for Galentines Day, this simple almond loaf cake has a bright pink, blood orange glaze.
Remember those chocolate and marshmallow tea cakes from when you were a kid? Well here they are in cupcake form – only with the boring biscuit bit ditched in favour of cake! What’s not to like?
If you’ve got any chocolate oranges hanging about in your cupboard (…is that even possible?), then why not chop up a few segments and put them in these heart shaped Welsh Cakes?
Madeleines are normally flavoured with lemon, but these are a little bit fancier dipped in chocolate and hazelnut praline. Easier than they look, they’re a great little treat to box up and gift to your favourite people.
Everyone loves a good tart (…steady now…) and Bakewell Tarts are one of my absolute faves. This recipe makes two individual tarts that would be perfect as a dessert if you’re planning on cooking a special dinner on Valentines Day.
These are dangerously easy to make, and easily adapted too! Just combine condensed milk, chocolate and butter in a pan and heat to combine. Leave to cool then roll into these bite-sized balls.
I’m not sure whether it’s true that Blondes have more fun, but these bite sized lemon and gin-flavoured Blondies are a zesty alternative to Brownies. 🙂
Happy Valentines Day everyone! ♡