Love is certainly in the air and I know that a lot of you will be thinking about how to cook the perfect romantic meal for two. Taking time out, as a couple to enjoy a meal together is one of my favourite Valentines day treats and creating a home cooked meal with love is even more special than many shop bought gifts. With the help from some of the best UK-based food bloggers I am going to show you 8 delicious dishes that will leave your loved one wanting more!
The 8 recipes are a combination of savoury and sweet dishes and will help you to really show your love with food. Here are my top 8 recipes that are perfect for your Valentine.
Why not start the day with a lovingly prepared breakfast. The Ultimate BLT from Hijacked By Twins is not only a delicious way to start the day, but is also a healthy way. Forget a greasy fry up, this is what breakfast is all about!
Now onto the romantic meal. The ideal starter has to be these Scottish Gin and Tonic Mussels from Foodie Quine. Valentines day is an opportunity to create something extra special and these mussels will definitely impress your loved one.
Onto the main course. They say that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach and if that is true then the best meal to win his heart has to be a great steak dinner! Life at the Zoo tells us how to make an easy steak dinner complete with deliciously spicy potato wedges.
If you want to go one step further with the romance, forget making wedges or chips. Crispy Potato Roses will certainly bring the romance to your plates. Family Friends Food has a fantastic step by step guide showing how to make these truly beautiful potato roses.
No meal is complete with out a sweet treat and the following four recipes will leave you spoilt for choice! The hardest decision you will have is which to make!
If you are short of time which most of us are then my Love Honey Cake on Hijacked By Twins is the recipe you need! These decadent honey sponge hearts can be prepared, baked and ready to eat in just 10 minutes!
If your loved one loves chocolate and you want to make a special chocolate treat then Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen has the recipe that you need! These Strawberry and Champagne Truffle Tarts sound as amazing as they look. I can only imagine how perfect they taste!
If you are looking for a lighter desert that will be simply irresistible then The Gluten Free Alchemist tells us how to make the perfect Pretty Pink Pavlova with Berries and Nectarine. This Pavlova will make an amazing dessert to share!
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? These pretty little Cherry and Almond Cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain will delight your Valentine. Keep them for after the meal or make them in advance and sneak them into your Valentines lunch box as a surprise!
I am sure that these 8 recipes will give you plenty of inspiration for a romantic meal.
My next baking round-up will be bakes that use both Bramley apples, in celebration of Bramley apple week and Fairtrade products for Fairtrade fortnight. If you have a baking recipe that uses either of these and you would like them to be considered for the round-up either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop over to Hijacked By Twins and add them to the round-up linky on my BritMums page.
I hope you have a lovely Valentines day and remember to show the love all year round!