Make your Valentine feel special this year with some delicious homemade treats. Nigella Lawson has shared her super simple recipe for stunning heart-shaped biscuits – and if they taste even half as good as they look, then they're a must-try.
With lockdown preventing couples from celebrating the holiday with romantic dinners and weekend trips, it's the perfect time to spend some extra time at home experimenting in the kitchen. So why not try baking these custard creams?
The biscuits are a classic tea time treat that tend to be bought in packet form from the supermarket, but Nigella reassured fans "these are so much better homemade." Plus, they're not as complicated as they may appear – so they're sure to impress your loved one!
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On her website, the Cook, Eat, Repeat star explained: "I knew that no one would be bothered to go through the motions in the normal run of things, but thought if I fashioned them as hearts, and designated them as a special lurve token, you might consider it. And please do: they are not hard to make and fabulous to eat, on top of their heavenly appearance."
And her hack for creating the perfect heart shapes decorated with stitched edges? Two simple kitchen gadgets.
"To achieve this you need one piece of specialist equipment as well as the heart-cutters: a corn on the cob holder. This is my patented tool for making the dotted perforations like quaint stitching around the edges of each heart. And very satisfying work it is, too," the 61-year-old TV chef continued.
What you'll need:
Birds custard powder, £4.30, Amazon
Corn on the cob forks, £2.40, Amazon
When Nigella originally shared the photo of her mouth-watering biscuits, fans were very impressed. "They look yummy," commented one follower, while another remarked: "Love this recipe!" A third fan added: "Yum! They are my fave, any excuse."
We completely agree – hands up who's bookmarked this recipe to try for Valentine's, Galentine's or just simply because you want a tasty snack!
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