Left Valentine's planning to the last minute?
Easily whip up our sweet-as-pie menu that will take you from starter to dessert in the comfort of your own kitchen. Nothing says 'love' like a hearty home-cooked meal.
We’ve rounded up some of the best seasonable recipes around for you to enjoy this Valentines Day, whether that be with your partner, best friend, or a friendly roommate.
After all, everyone deserves a little more love this year!
Starter - Warming Tomato, Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Soup
Dinner - Cod with Pumpkin Seeds & Zoodles
Side Dish - Breaded Camembert with Walnuts & Cranberry Compot
Dessert - Spiced Carrot Cake with “Cream Cheese” Frosting
Treat - Shortbread Style Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe by The Poppy & Bloom Team
Featuring our matte pastel ceramic plate in cream, £16.
225g unsalted butter, softened
225g caster sugar
170ml Carnation Condensed Milk
350g self-raising flour, sifted
175g chocolate – we used Mini Eggs but you can use anything kind you like, go wild!
A few sheets cling film
In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and smooth.
Pour in the condensed milk and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Add the flour, a little at a time and mixing as you go. Chop your chocolate into chunks and add to your dough.
Once everything is combined and the chocolate is evenly spread, empty the dough onto a flat surface and divide into two balls.
Roll each ball of dough into a long sausage shape and wrap with cling film nice and tightly. Pop into the freezer for at least one hour.
Just before you’re ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Using a sharp knife, cut the frozen cookie dough into 8 equal chunks, per roll. Using lined baking trays, bake your cookies for 12-15 minutes until just golden brown.