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Decadent Desserts for your Significant Other

09 February 2016
Decadent Desserts for your Significant Other -  Heart Biscuits
Decadent Desserts for your Significant Other -  Chocolate Bar Fondue

Valentine’s Day and the Month of Love is upon us, so now is a better time than ever to spoil your significant other. While some people prefer to spoil their loved ones extravagantly on this holiday, others prefer to have dinner date out somewhere or even cook up a storm at home, light some candles and set up a romantic date for two.

A couple of years ago, we gave you someValentine’s Day Menu Ideas– and this year we want to do the same but with one small change. We will be sharing 3 deliciously decadent desserts with you that are not only easy to make, but will also make your loved one feel spoilt!

Take a look at these easy recipes and spoil your Valentine this month.

Chocolate Bar Fondue

Recipe courtesy of realsimplefood.com

This is simply delicious and super easy to make without any hassles.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of full cream 
  • 250g dark chocolate, broken
  • Fresh strawberries 
  • 1 store-bought sponge cake, cut into pieces
  • Dried fruit pieces such as figs, pineapple

Method

  1. Warm and melt the chocolate and cream together over low heat. Stir it with awooden spoon until completely melted and pour the fondue into a serving bowl.
  2. While the chocolate and cream are melting together, cut the strawberries in half on a hardwood chopping board.
  3. Place the fondue and the pieces of sponge cake and dried fruit on a House of Yorktray and serve it to your significant other while still hot.
  4. Enjoy dipping your cake and fruits into the decadent chocolate fondue!

Valentine Sandwich Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com

This recipe is great for the biscuit lovers out there and for if you want to make something that they can keep to eat for longer than a week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter 
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Method

  1. Mix the butter and confectioner’s sugar together in abowl. Once mixed, add in the egg and vanilla and almond extract.
  2. In another bowl, stir the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and then blend into your butter mixture. Divide the dough into thirds.
  3. On apastry board, roll out a 1/3 of the dough at a time until it’s reached the thickness you prefer. Use a heart shaped cookie-cutter to cut out hearts in the dough.
  4. Place each heart on a cookie sheet and cake at 175°C for 7 – 8 minutes.
  5. Once they’re out, allow for them to cool completely.
  6. Frost a heart biscuit and place another heart on top of it to form a sandwich. Then frost the top of that heart to decorate it nicely.

Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com

This recipe may have some more ingredients than the last couple, but we can promise you it’s worth it! Not only is it flourless, but it’s a moist cake topped with the tastiest meringue!

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 ½ sticks of butter 
  • 30g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 30g unsweetened chocolate 
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup brown sugar 
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup stout beer 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the meringue:

  • 60g semisweet chocolate 
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites 
  •  ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Put the dark and unsweetened chocolate in a bowl and set over a pot of simmering water. Stir this until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Mix the eggs, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Place the bowl over the simmering water and mix until warm. Place in an electric mixer and mix until the batter has tripled in size.
  4. Bring the vanilla extract and beer to the boil. Add that with the melted chocolate to the batter. Beat in the butter at the same time.
  5. Pour the batter into a House of Yorkchiffon pan and bake for about 35 minutes. Take out when baked and allow to cool.
  6. While the cake is cooling, start making the meringue by putting the chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a microwave until the chocolate melts.
  7. Whisk the sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar, salt and 1/3 cup of water, put in a bowl over simmering water and beat until soft peaks form.
  8. Remove from the heat and beat meringue until it is fluffy.
  9. Slowly fold in the vanilla extract and the melted chocolate mix and spread on your cake generously!

These are just 3 of many many many delicious and decadent desserts to spoil your significant other with this Valentine’s Day. Do you have any that you would like to share with us? Let us know on ourFacebook page, we love hearing from you!
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