Dishes for Valentine’s Day
In the season of love and romance, painting the air to tickle your taste buds with an exotic treat is definitely a must.
As the ritual that has been carried on for ages, the flowers, cakes, chocolates and other sweet dishes are relished on Valentine’s Day.
Some people have a sweet tooth and look for ways to celebrate and fill their plates with sweet dishes. For those weak souls, this valentine gets set for more yummy and tasty dishes to prepare at home.
Here are 5 simple sweet recipes that you can prepare for everyone.
Hot Brownie fudge by Chichi
- (1/3 cup) brown sugar
- (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
- (1/3 cup) whipping or heavy cream
- (1/3 cup) chocolate liqueur
- (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, divided use
- (1/2 cup ) golden syrup or Light Corn Syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a pan, blend together the following ingredients. They are brown sugar, cocoa powder, whipping cream, chocolate liqueur, chocolate (84 g or 3 ounces) and salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until chocolate melts. Let the mixture boil. Then reduce heat to low and leave it for 5 minutes, stirring repeatedly. Remove pan from heat adding the remaining chocolate, butter, and vanilla. Stir until it becomes smooth.
Leave to cool for 30 minutes before using. You can store the leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To use refrigerated sauce, reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Place chunks of the brownies in serving glasses or bowls. Sprinkle brownies with hot fudge sauce. You can scoop ice cream among the glasses/bowls if you want.
Rain slightly with more hot fudge sauce on the glass for more flavour. Top each glass off with whipped cream and then drizzle with hot fudge sauce. Finish with fruits of your choice.
Red velvet cupcake
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 oz red food colouring
- ½ cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons butter softened at room temperature (do not melt)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 325
- In a large bowl, mix sugar and oil until they are well combined.
- Beat in eggs until the mixture is uniform in colour.
- Add in buttermilk, vanilla extract, and food colouring.
- Mix until well combined.
- Mix in hot water and distilled vinegar.
- Add flour.
- Mix together baking soda, baking powder, and salt and add to the bowl.
- Add cocoa powder.
- Mix to combine all ingredients.
- Cover like a band the muffin pan with cupcake liners.
- Pour ¼ cup of batter into each liner.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the top is spongy to touch. (Do not overcook)
- Remove from the oven and let the cupcakes sit in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Place cupcakes on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Make the frosting by creaming together cream cheese and butter. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.
- 2 bananas halved lengthwise
- 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 pint (sixteen ounces/.454 kilograms of weight) of blackberries and washed
- 1-pint raspberries picked over and washed
- Chocolate sauce, store-bought or homemade
- 1 cup peanuts
Place the bananas in a large dish. Scoop 3 to 4 balls of ice cream onto the bananas. Top it with the berries, chocolate sauce, and peanuts. Try these mouth-watering recipes by great chefs this valentine. Celebrate the day, adding sweetness to your relationship.