Delicious Treats For Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means it is time to start thinking about what delicious treats to make for your loved one. Here are some suggestions on tasty bakes to show your partner how much you love them.
The simplest bake is often the best, so don’t overthink it on February 14th and simply create some delicious shortbread heart-shaped biscuits. Make a selection of cookies decorated with meringue-based royal icing in various shades of pink and red, and inscribe different messages on the top. We guarantee your boyfriend or girlfriend won’t be able to stop at just one!
Chocolate and romance go hand in hand, which is why nobody will be able to resist a selection of homemade heart-shaped truffles. Despite being simple to make, consisting of just a handful of ingredients, they are delicious to eat and look very impressive when shaped in Valentine’s moulds. Finish the truffles with a sprinkle of sea salt, a dusting of cocoa or with dried raspberry flakes for added effect.
The more experienced among you might want to try baking Valentine’s Day macarons by whisking egg whites till they’re starting to form soft peaks and adding caster sugar and red food gel before slowly folding in a mixture of icing sugar and ground almonds.
Pipe the macaron mixture on to a lined baking tray into heart shapes, kisses or simple circles and leave for one hour before baking on a low heat for 16 to 20 minutes. Once they have cooled, sandwich two together with butter icing and sprinkle some precious pearlised sprinkles on top.
Take a look at our heart-shaped geometric silicone moulds for some inspiration.