Love is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is thought to have originated in 5th century Rome as a tribute to the martyred St Valentine, a catholic bishop who used to marry young couples in secret against the wishes of Emperor Claudius, with the date of 14th February being settled upon in the Middle Ages when people believed it was the day that birds began looking for a mate in spring.
These days, everyone knows that hearts, chocolates and flowers are the order of the day for Valentine’s but there have been many customs and myths over the centuries.In days gone by girls would write the names of their suitors on pieces of paper, wrap them around some clay then pop it in water – the piece that rose to the surface first would bear the name of her husband to be. It was once believed that if a lady spotted a robin flying overhead, she’d marry a sailor; a sparrow and she’d marry a poor man but be blissfully happy; and if she saw a goldfinch, she’d marry a millionaire.
To this day, some still say that if you twist the stalk of an apple whilst reciting the alphabet, whichever letter it breaks on will be the first letter of your true love’s name.
As February the 14th approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the best way to show that special someone in your life how much you care. We all know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and every girl loves a bit of pampering but, instead of an expensive meal in a restaurant full of strangers, wouldn’t it be much nicer to spend a romantic evening together, just the two of you enjoying each other’s company over home-cooked, ‘made with love’ food?
So if you do decide to rustle up a romantic meal for your Valentine but need some inspiration for those little extra treats that will make it so much more special, we’ve gathered together a collection of truly scrumptious dessert recipes that are sure to please.
Chocolate & Raspberry Roulade
A sweet chocolate delight perfect for Valentine’s day.
Made with our Silicone Baking Flexi-Sheet
Hot and cold in perfect harmony!
Easy to make in our Digital Ice Cream Maker
Baileys® And Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
A rich creamy dessert to tempt anyone with a sweet tooth!
Made in the Lakeland 12 Hole Loose-Based Mini Sandwich Tin
Strawberry & Champagne Sorbet
A simple fruity sorbet with added fizz!
Made in our Digital Ice Cream Maker