Valentine's Day

  • 1 10 Valentine's desserts that say 'I love you'
    Whether it's homemade strawberry profiteroles, a rich chocolate fondant, chocolate and chilli tart or a chocolate cake with a pink heart shape in the middle, we have 10 of the best desserts for you...

  • 2 10 of the sweetest ways to propose
    Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year, so it's no wonder many choose to pop the all-important question on 14 February. Prince William proposed to long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton...

  • 3 The sweetest box of chocolates for Valentine's Day
    As Valentine's Day approaches, restaurants are booking up, shops are overflowing with hearts and roses and couples everywhere are panicking about what to buy their loved ones. Chocolate, long synonymous...

  • 4 Best of: Valentine's Day cakes
    Say I love you with our top pick of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and chocolates this Valentine's Day. We've been all around London at the capital's best bakeries – The Hummingbird Bakery,...

  • 5 Valentine's Day 2014: Foodie gifts
    HELLO! Online have found some of the best chocolates and other foodie goodies to give your loved one this Valentine’s day. With everything from gourmet hampers to baking sets, your partner is sure...

  • 6 Strawberry and champagne cupcakes
    Ingredients 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar A pinch of salt Seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract 4 medium eggs 225g self-raising flour 60ml Champagne syrup About 250g Peggy’s...

  • 7 Heart-shaped chocolate Valentine's cake
    Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients Cake 100g butter, softened 100g caster sugar 4 medium happy eggs 80g self raising flour 30g cocoa powder Icing 50g butter 50g...

  • 8 Chocolate fondue
    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Made in minutes, pour this wonderfully luxurious fondue into a pretty heart shaped cup or keep hot in a mini fondue bowl with a burner. Serves 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking...

  • 9 Win hearts with showstopping chocolate desserts
    February 14 is the one day of the year when you have a reason to leave a love note stuck on the door or write a sweet poem in a card. Valentine's Day, when florists sell more red long-stemmed roses than...

  • 10 Brandied chocolate truffles
    Dish type: dessert Makes 8 Preparation time: 45 minutes Chilling time: 4½ - 5 hours Ingredients 150ml (1/4 pint) double cream 200g (7oz) dark chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons icing...

  • 11 Heart-shaped Chilli Chocolates
    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Ingredients • 100g CHOC Chick organic cacao powder • 6 tbsp CHOC Chick organic cacao butter • 3-4 tsp Sweet Freedom, agave syrup, honey or maple syrup ( to...

  • 12 Chocolate heart fondant with a strawberry and mint salad
    Dish type: dessert, chocolate Ingredients 6 large fondants; 400g chocolate 400g butter 400g caster sugar 4 eggs 4 egg yolks 400g plain flour A little extra butter and flour (60g each) to lubricate...

  • 13 Love oysters with restaurateur Mark Hix's recipe for romance
    The oyster may just be the most evocative culinary symbol of passion. Named as one of the top aphrodisiacs, what better – or finer – way to start your Valentine's Day meal? A man who knows...

  • 14 Mark Hix's Seashore salad
    Dish type: salad, starter Serves 4 Ingredients 150–200g cockles or surf clams, cleaned 150–200g mussels, cleaned 50ml white wine 4 medium scallops, shelled and cleaned A couple of handfuls...

  • 15 Say 'I love you' with an award-winning menu this Valentine's Day
    What better way to show your other half how much you love them than by preparing a sensational meal for two featuring dishes from award-winning chefs. Say 'I love you' this Valentine's...

  • 16 Celebrate Valentine's Day with Champagne
    The clink of two champagne glasses is the perfect way to begin celebrations with your Valentine on February 14. And as Valentine’s Day is shared between just the two of you, you have a great...

  • 17 Our Valentine's date with Ms Marmite Lover
    Queen of the pop-up restaurant in the UK, Kerstin Rodgers – aka 'MsMarmiteLover' for you Twitter fans – launched the first underground restaurant in London with her eponymous supper...

  • 18 Ms Marmite Lover's Cream Heart with alcoholic forest berries
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Ingredients 150g Mascarpone 100g Double cream 50g Icing sugar A few drops ofVanilla essence 500g frozen Forest berries 70g Sugar A glug of Creme de cassis Juice of Half a Lemon Equipment cheese...

  • 19 Kate and Lorraine Pascale plan a Valentine's dinner fit for a Prince
    Kate Middleton and celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale certainly make a fashionable pair, but the dynamic duo are turning their eclectic tastes down a culinary route by planning a Valentine's Day...

  • 20 The food of love
    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re faced with the scary question – what do you buy for that special someone? An edible gift for a foodie is a brilliant treat –...



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