Dessert is an essential with any meal that you may have and Valentine’s Day is no different! Many people are choosing to eat their Valentine’s Day dinner at home this year. While this is a bit different than usual, it creates the opportunity to bond while cooking a romantic meal together. Dessert is the most important part of every meal, and here is list of some of the Valentine’s Day dessert recipes.
The first dessert are chocolate covered strawberry mini cheesecakes. These cheesecakes are easy to prepare and small enough for any person to justify eating. The first step is to create the bottom of the cheesecakes. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, and melted butter. Add a tablespoon of the mixture to a cupcake liner and press down to make the mixture even. Bake these in the oven for eight minutes at 375 degrees. Next, combine and mix together cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. After this is creamy, beat in an egg yolk one at a time. Whip up the egg whites until they are frothy and thick. Gently add in the egg whites to the cream cheese. Add the filling to each cupcake liner. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. After a few hours, add the hard shell topping. Use a double broiler to melt down the chocolate wafers. Take a spoon and pour the chocolate over the top of each cheesecake. Next, dip strawberries in the leftover chocolate and add to the top of the mini cheesecake. This is a great recipe that is tasty yet light, as this mini cheesecake is not as rich as the regular dessert .Read More »
Chocolate lava cakes are simply to die for. Why not make some for you and your partner to enjoy on the special day? It is surprisingly easy to make these cakes! First, find custard cups and spray with cooking spray. Microwave the butter, bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate in a large bowl until melted. Add in the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla. Stir in the flour and divide the mixture into the custard cups. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees until the sides are firm, but the centers are soft. It will take around 13 minutes to bake while keeping the center soft. Let the lava cakes stand and then serve with vanilla ice cream
For anyone looking to try out a new recipe for Valentine’s Day dinner, consider the raspberry-ganache tart! First, create the homemade shortbread crust. In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter and vanilla until fine crumbs begin to form. Add the mixture to the tart pan and even the crust. Poke holes in the crust to prevent puffing or shrinking while baking. Let the crust firm for 10 minutes in the freezer. Then, bake the tart shell at 325 degrees for 30 or less minutes. After the crust is finished, begin creating the filling. In a saucepan, heat heavy cream with butter over a medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and add semisweet and unsweetened chocolate and vanilla. Pour the ganache into the cold crust and spread it evenly. Add raspberries to the top and let refrigerate for about an hour. This is a delicious recipe that will showcase your culinary skills. It is definitely a unique dessert!
Cookies are an easy dessert than anyone can create. These Sparkle Sweetheart Cookies are a great choice for a Valentine’s Day dessert. These are cream cheese cookies that make them super soft and creamy. First, add the flour, baking powder, and salt together until combined. In another bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Next, add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until they are combined. Let the dough chill for about and an hour. However, if you chill the dough longer than three hours, allow the dough to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes until rolling. Roll the dough into balls and then roll each one in sanding sugar to coat. The sanding sugar will give the cookies a sparkly appearance. Press each cookie down to flatten to make space for the chocolate. Then, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to chill and then press a chocolate heart into each cookie. After adding the chocolate, quickly put the cookies into the fridge so the chocolate does not melt. These are super cute and delicious cookies that anyone in the family will love.
Creme Brulee is an incredibly fancy dish served at many high-end restaurants. This recipe will help you to cook a lavender creme brulee at home and impress your partner on Valentine’s Day. To create this lavender creme brulee recipe, first add heavy whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat. After the heavy cream is hot, add vanilla and lavender. Let the lavender infuse into the mixture for about 30 minutes. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks with sugar. Remove the lavender from the cream and combine with the eggs. Add the cream to each creme brulee dish and set them inside of a tall baking pan. Then, fill the baking pan with hot water until half of the ramekin dishes are covered. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 50 to 60 minutes at 300 degrees. Let each creme brulee dish cool in the refrigerator for about two hours. When preparing the creme brulee to eat, sprinkle each creme brulee with sugar. Then, heat the sugar with a kitchen sized blow torch until the sugar caramelizes. After the final step, be sure to crack the creme brulee and enjoy! This is a fancy, yet practical, dish that anyone can make to help make their Valentine’s Day even more special.
Tiramisu Mousse is another classy and delicious dessert. Surprise your partner by making them this delicious dessert on Valentine’s Day. First, be sure to make coffee to add to the dish. Put one and a half teaspoons of instant coffee in hot water. Next, whip heavy whipping cream until peaks begin to form. Then, mix powdered sugar and either mascarpone or cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add in vanilla extract and a tablespoon of coffee or more if wanted. Fold the whipped heavy cream into the coffee mixture and add into a gallon size ziplock bag. Cut an edge of the bag and pipe a layer of tiramisu into a glass. Add a dusting of cocoa powder on top of the tiramisu. Repeat the process until you reach the top of the glass. Finally, grate an ounce of semisweet baking chocolate on top of each glass. Let the tiramisu chill until ready to eat. This is a great dish that is sure to impress your partner.
Chocolate truffles are another delicious Valentine’s Day staple. Make your own batch of Oreo truffles at home and share with friends and family. These truffles are super easy to make and only need a few ingredients. First, smash up a sleeve of Oreos in a resealable bag. Then, smash up the rest of the sleeves until the pieces are small. Mix in cream cheese and roll the mixture into quarter sized balls. Let the Oreo truffles harden in the fridge for about 20 minutes. To create the chocolate coating, add chocolate chips and canola oil into a bowl. Microwave in intervals until the chocolate is melted. Use a fork to cover the truffle in chocolate and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. After this, add whatever decorations you want! Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles are always a safe choice. Let the truffles sit in the fridge overnight to let the chocolate harden. These Oreo truffles are dangerously good and are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Another delicious Valentine’s Day dessert is a chocolate raspberry mousse candy cake. This cake is inspired by the boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates and is even better than chocolate. First, find two eight inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Be sure to butter the parchment paper and add flour. In a separate bowl, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the melted butter, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and water into another bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Evenly divide the batter between the two cake plans. Add the cakes to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. After they are cooled, remove the parchment paper. The next step is making the raspberry mousse. In a saucepan, combine raspberries with sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until it looks like a jam. Next, prepare the gelatin. Add the gelatine mixture, cream cheese, sour cream, and the fruit jam into a food processor and combine. Let the mousse firm up in the fridge for about five to 15 minutes. Take one of the cakes and add the mousse on the top. Place the remaining cake on top of the mousse and allow the cake to firm for an hour in the fridge. While the cake is cooling, create the chocolate ganache. Add cream to a saucepan and after the cream is hot, add in the chocolate. Then, spread the ganache on top of the cake. Allow the cake to sit for about two hours or even overnight in the fridge. This cake is delicious and sure to impress the whole family.
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