It’s February (already!) which means we have officially entered Valentine’s Day season in the food blogging universe! I love cooking desserts and sweets, so I’ve pulled together some of my most popular recipes for the big day.
ALL THESE DESSERTS CAN BE MADE IN ADVANCE = Less stress!
Much like other big dates when we want to impress (Christmas and Thanksgiving I am looking at you), Valentine’s Day is the sort of occasion when even people who don’t usually cook dust off their apron in an attempt to impress the love of their life.
The problem is of course, that things can and inevitably do go wrong. That’s why it’s useful to have things prepared well in advance, a) because you’ll look totally suave and relaxed which is sure to impress your date, and b) you’ll be free to spend time at the table, rather than in the kitchen. Win-win!
Pink Champagne Panna Cotta with a layer of creamy, delicious vanilla panna cotta, topped with a bright, jewel-like rosé jelly is a wonderful after dinner treat, and the perfect dessert for a party or a special occasion.
Rosé Vanilla Poached Apricots are a truly wonderful, summery dessert. Red speckled apricots poached in vanilla-scented rosé wine are so aromatic and so good. Serve with a big scoop of ice cream and some buttery homemade shortbread.
This is a very sophisticated dessert, however it is surprisingly simple to throw together. It requires very little hands on time, but you do need to allow a couple of hours for the tart to chill and set. I like to make my own chocolate pastry (So easy! So good!) but even if you have a pastry making phobia you can still make this tart with a crushed biscuit base.