One day, every year, we are all encouraged to practise the art of seduction… How about making that little extra effort and making a bit of the magic happen in your own kitchen? We have selected some of our favourite recipes for you to try out this Valentines Day, so depending on how much of your adventurous side you want to set free, there is a recipe for all…
Start Valentine’s Day on the right note with a bit of passion! Annabel Karmel’s Mango, Banana and Passion Fruit Smoothie is a mouth-watering way to start on a healthy note; probably wise with all of the naughty treats lined up! If you are more of a berry fan, this is also a great basic recipe that can be adapted to any taste buds, and is a fantastic blueprint to know for everyday wellbeing.
As a well known favourite for the romantic time of year, you can’t really go wrong with a bit of chocolate. Not only is good quality chocolate absolutely delicious and believed to be an aphrodisiac, but it is genuinely good for you! Cocoa solids contain compounds of Theobromine and Phenethylamine, which are known to have physiological effects on the body and it has also been linked to serotonin levels in the brain.
Bite-sized chocolate truffles are such a simple way to share a bit of love and they are great fun to make; a brilliant Valentine’s Day recipe for two perhaps?! For a more substantial dessert, why not try making some of Mary Berry’s Chocolate Éclairs?
Mary’s Chocolate Brownies are a lovely treat for taking to work; perhaps a little red bundle for that special day? If you are thinking of brownies as more of a dessert, why not combine with Gizzi Erskine’s naughty but oh-so-nice Butter Caramel and Honeycomb Ice cream?
With mouth-watering ideas like these, the time to share the love can’t come soon enough now!