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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Popping Candy Hearts...


Happy Valentines day!!

Hope you have a lovely day. 

I made these popping candy hearts for Valentines Day.

They are so much fun :)


You will need:
  • 100g Dark chocolate
  • 4 small packets of popping candy
  • 50g Rice Krispies 
  • 50g Mini marshmallows 

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Almond Chocolate Valentines Tart...


Serves: 6-8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Warm Date And Chocolate Valentine Pots...


Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Orange Chocolate Flapjacks...

My daughter was off school today ill :(  So with nowhere and it snowing again, I decided to do some baking :( Here is what I came up with today to finish off the mixed peel from Christmas...
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts...


Spoil the one you love with this Valentine's Day recipe...


Ingredients:
  • 225g salted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour

Icing:
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 4tbsp Rachel's low fat strawberry yogurt 
  • A few drops of pink colouring, if required

Makes 12 biscuits
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray.
  3. Place the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until pale.
  4. Add the flour and bring the mixture together until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and using a floured hand gently roll out to ½ cm thickness.
  6. Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake until golden brown for approximately ten minutes.
  8. Leave for five minutes on the tray to cool and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the icing:
  1. Mix the icing sugar with the strawberry yogurt and beat until smooth, add the colouring and beat again.
  2. Using a small piping bag, pipe the strawberry icing within the contours of the biscuit.
  3. Allow to set.


Recipe and photo credit by Rachel's



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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Brandied Chocolate Truffles...


Chocolate truffles with a surprise raspberry center to melt even the most unromantic of hearts.

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentine Love Heart cakes...


I use to love, love, love, love heart sweets when I was little. Could not eat them, fast enough.
Ripping the packaging off to see what the next one said.


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Friday, 8 February 2013

Chocolate Fondue...


Made in minutes, pour this wonderfully luxurious fondue into a pretty heart shaped cup or keep hot in a mini fondue bowl with a burner.


Serves 2
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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Valentine Strawberries On A Heart Of Krispy Cake...


Made these with the children and they loved them. As soon as they were set and ready to eat, they disappeared!


Time to make some more!!
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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blueberry Valentine Hearts : Easy To Make...


Easy to make yourself Valentine chocolates. These were so easy to make and looks like they've come from the shops!!

 My two oldest sons both said "they look good have your brought them?!!"

 My husband said "wow did you make the chocolate too, " 

"Hold on a minute" I said, "I'm not that good" ...


These are so much fun and the blueberries pop when you bite them against the chocolate. Now off to see how to make some chocolate to really impress him.
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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes ...


Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge.


If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras with a little pot of blueberries for another time.
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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Creative Thursday-Valentine Linky....

Pink Valentine Cake
Creative Thursday Special- With only a few day's to Valentines day  here is some great ideas to try and if you have a valentine post just add it to the hop....

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Viva Strawberry & Cinnamon Toasties...


The prefect breakfast in bed recipe! Surprise your Valentine with this easy yet impressive toastie, which is also delicious made with fruit bread.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Pink Grapefruit And Greek Yoghurt Soufflé With Passion Fruit...


A hot, well risen soufflé fresh from the oven always impresses dinner guests. Teamed with pink grapefruit juice and passion fruit, this is the ultimate winner for a steamy Valentine desert!

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