Looking for some perfect Valentine’s Day recipes for your significant other or Valentine’s date this year? Here are some creative, elegant, and gorgeous treats that will make them swoon for you!
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It is a holiday that you either love or hate, which is usually dependent on your relationship status at that time. Sorry to all the singles out there, but it really does feel great to receive a box of chocolates from your significant other; which truly makes the candy or the occasion more sweeter than it actually is.
The things you did not know about Valentine’s Day...
For many of us, this day is typically associated with love, chocolates, roses, and fancy (and sometimes really overpriced) dinners at upscale restaurants. And while the holiday certainly revolves around those things, there is still so much more to Valentine’s Day than what is observed today. And what better way to learn about 14th February than to familiarize yourself with some fascinating Valentine’s Day trivia?
Back in the 1700s, the women of England would have five bay leaves pinned to their pillows where one would be in the center and the remaining four on its corners on the night of 13th February. This was said to give them sweet dreams and visions of their future spouses.
Once widely believed to be the human’s center of memory where the feelings of love were recorded, it was the artists from France and Italy from the 14th century who made the heart shape a romance symbol. Thanks to them, being the first ones to use the heart shape as a love motif in their works, only then did the heart became a symbol of romance.
In addition to creating the richest, creamiest, and sweetest chocolate on the market, Richard Cadbury also introduced the first box of Valentine’s Day chocolates in 1868.
Richard Barrow Cadbury was an English entrepreneur, chocolate-maker and philanthropist. He was the second son of the Quaker John Cadbury, founder of Cadbury’s cocoa and chocolate company. Together with his younger brother George he took over the family business in 1861.
According to a legend, the Roman goddess, known as Venus, had red roses as her favorite flower. Does it come as a surprise that the rose bud stands for strong romantic feelings and passion? We did not think so, so it is highly expected that florist’s pride on selling roses as their most popular Valentine’s Day bouquets.
Perfect Valentine’s Day Recipes for Him, or Her!
Yet, while Valentine’s Day is known for its fancy chocolate boxes and media-blasting of what a perfect date night looks like, truth is… it really is a day where you can express your love and gratitude to the people who mean something in your life, be it your parents, teachers, and so on. Of course, it is completely understandable how people would relate it to lovebirds more thanks to mainstream media.
Having said that, we thought it would be fun to add some romantic touch to your Valentine’s Day celebration as Valentine’s Day approaches. Also, don’t worry, these recipes are pretty easy to get it done right, there’s still time to make it special!
White Lover Biscuit
If your partner loves chocolate and sweet treats, put a spin on the usual chocolate cookies or biscuits and serve them this edible arrangement, it would certainly make their day! This delicious Valentine’s Day treat would be perfect if you are looking to make a memory with your loved one!
This White Lover Biscuit is a light icing biscuit that is filled with a unique salted chocolate cream. This salted chocolate cream is made with white chocolate and our Rich’s Klasik Crème that lends a small touch of sophisticated savoriness, making this biscuit not too sweet. This biscuit is light and buttery making it easy to eat more than one.
Rich’s Klasik Crème delivers a great alternative to those without a sweet tooth. For those who would like a sweet topping with a hint of savory taste, you will enjoy this non-dairy topping cream as it is enhanced with sea salt. It is just great for those who are looking for something to pair with salty or savory ingredients for their baked goods. To know more about it, read Why Rich’s Klasik Crème is a Non-Dairy Topping everyone must have for more inspiration.
White Beauty Roselle
This dessert takes a more classy and elegant approach, serve up this gorgeous White Beauty Roselle to your Valentine’s date or significant other. This dessert comprises an almond sponge that is topped with roselle syrup, then encased in a decadent and luscious white chocolate mousse. Decorate it with some raspberries, macarons, and roses for that extra wow factor while you are at it too to make it extra special for them (after all, they are worth all the effort)! And voila, present it to them with style.
The white chocolate mousse in this dessert is exceptionally creamy with our Rich’s Double Cream. The cream gives it body and richness that one would enjoy while savoring this delightful dessert. So, not only is this pleasing to the eyes, but this dessert does grant pleasure to one’s tastebuds too. You will be happily remembered for making this dessert for them. We think it is the perfect dessert to seal the deal and also bring a sweet ending to a romantic dinner.
Rich’s Double Cream is a multi-purpose dairy blend that is versatile and consists of up to 30% fat content—it can be used for culinary, pastry, and beverage applications. It is an all-purpose cream for food service and bakery operators. Great for cooking and whipping, read on why you should use Rich’s Double Cream in your day-to-day cooking.
Give them both desserts!
Feeling brave and adventurous? Hey, maybe you don’t have to prepare one of these desserts. You can prepare both for your Valentine’s date. Maybe you are feeling a little more all-inclusive, which in this case, we think both of you spending time in the kitchen to make these desserts together are equally sweet and adorable. The point is, you are spending time with the person you love and care about, AND… you are both going to enjoy the desserts that you make. If that isn’t the most wonderful thing on Valentine’s Day, we don’t know what else is. Love is all around!
If you aren’t dating them at the moment…
We get it, it takes courage to admit feelings for someone. And some of us are shyer than we like to admit. Action speaks louder than words, right? Whether this special someone is a high-school sweetheart, a friend you have been introduced to a while back, or maybe just someone really cute, go on then and make them either of these two whimsical and enchanting Valentine’s Day desserts and surprise them with it. Sometimes, all it takes is courage and an amazing dessert to take you to the next step. And don’t worry, we can guarantee that they will enjoy these desserts too!
All’s fair in love and chocolates.
Never limit yourself to stay in your comfort zone and not experience things that you should be doing. Life will happen, and regardless of whether you are single, taken, or looking for love, don’t be too hard on yourself when things don’t work out. In fact, you can take your own sweet time in practicing and perfecting your dessert-making skills. We only have one life to do what we want to do, and if we don’t take those chances, we are just staying at a safe level with ourselves and not taking the chance to experience new things. So, take the leap, get your hands on some baking items and make these recipes. Share it with your loved ones, and most importantly, treat yourself too, for the wonderful person you are.
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