Valentine efforts

So, our Valentine’s Day was a little…unusual, given that we spent most of it with GG’s mother, sister and brother in law. However, determined not to ignore the festival altogether, I concocted a couple of little treats with a Valentine theme.

Heart scones

We had no bread in the house for lunch and so, rather than dashing out to buy a loaf of bread (as it was too late to start making any by the time I realised the lack of it) I made these cheese scones for us to have for lunch instead. Very yummy, especially as they were eaten within an hour of coming out of the oven.

In the evening, we ate a meal with GG’s family, in order to celebrate his sister’s birthday (which is actually today, so Happy Birthday, L! Not that she reads this blog, but she might feel some sort of psychic warmth from my wishes!). L’s partner, M, cooked the meal, which was absolutely delicious. Chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella and basil, wrapped in streaky bacon and served with roasted potatoes, mangetout and baby corn. As he was taking the time and effort to make this I volunteered to make the dessert, and as it was for a birthday meal I wanted to make something extra special.

Chocolate truffle cake

Et voila! My Chocolate truffle cake, with hand made milk and white (dyed red with food colouring) decorations. I was really pleased with how this turned out.

Chocolate truffle cake slice with raspberries

It easily gave about fourteen slices (we had it for pudding two days running) as it was very rich and tasted extremely luxurious! We served it with raspberries, which helped to counteract the richness a little, I think. Anyway, everyone was very impressed, so I think I’ll be making it again before very long! Mmmm!

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8 Responses

  1. wow, that cake looks fantastic! Very sweet heart shaped cheese scones too. I promised myself I wouldn’t make any cakes or biscuits this week, as obviously once made I have to help eat them. Your pics don’t help.

  2. You’ll be making it sooner rather later, I trust?

  3. and WPT, what are you on about? You could easily fit in several of those cakes, not to mention plenty of cheese scones and still weigh less than nothing! Eat more, please! You put me to shame!

  4. Thanks Jo, but I seem to have been eating lots of ‘comfort’ food over the last few weeks, and my jeans have started feeling a bit tight. Maybe if I go for a walk around the lake before eating cake it’ll cancel itself out!

  5. mmmmm caaaaaake ( said in a Homer S sort of way….)

    Beautiful cake!

  6. Thank you all for your complimentary comments – consider virtual slices of chocolate truffle cake to be winging their way to you now!

  7. Mmmmm those scones, that cake. I’m starving now 😀

  8. Yep, I get hungry whenever I see the pictures – it was probably a bad idea to post the photos in the first place 🙂

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