In the meantime, I have compiled a list of ideas to try from the past few years of my blog for you to try! Here are my 5 top picks for Valentine's day 2017.
1. February Afternoon Tea Party: 3 Recipes!
In 2015, I hosted a series of afternoon tea parties in the community centre where I worked. Each one had a theme, and I did a Valentine's day one. In this blog post, there are 3 recipe ideas, and presentation ideas, also: cupcake rose bouquet, chocolate dipped berries, and heart-decorated millionaire's shortbread.
Although I had originally made this box of chocolates for Christmas, it's perfectly applicable to Valentine's day also. You could make it for your loved one, or for a social gathering. In this post are 8 chocolate ideas and ideas for presentation, but you could make any chocolate you like, even ones from the shop.
3. Ice Cream for Dessert
My blog has many ice-cream ideas, and I decided to make life easier by putting them all here in a list. They all use the 2 ingredient no-churn technique of whipping cream and condensed milk.
- Chocolate Ice-Cream
- Malted Chocolate Ice-Cream with Caramel Swirl
- Stracciatella Ice-Cream
- Coffee Ice-Cream
- Raspberry Ice-Cream
- Lemon Ice-Cream
- Caramel Ice-Cream
- Strawberry Cheesecake Ice-Cream
- Millionaire's Shortbread Ice-Cream
On this blog I also have a few recipes for mini cheesecakes that can be made in cake cases. Check these out for inspiration:
- Tiramisù Mini Cheesecakes (Wheat Free)
- Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cheesecakes (Wheat Free)
- Coconut Lime Mini Cheesecakes (Wheat-Free)
- Millionaire's Cheesecake (Wheat Free)
- Mini Black Forest Cheesecakes (Wheat Free)
It wouldn't be a party without some booze, right? Here is a recipe inspired by Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur, but without all the nasty dairy that you may not be able to digest.
So there you have it: a little list of things to try this Valentine's day! I will of course be working on new things over the next week.