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My Favourite Valentine’s Bakes

These are some of my favourite Valentine's treats, perfect for the special person in your life...Or all for yourself!

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My Favourite Valentine’s Bakes

These are some of my favourite Valentine's treats, perfect for the special person in your life...Or all for yourself!

My Favourite Valentine’s Bakes | DonalSkehan.com, These are some of my favourite Valentine's treats, perfect for the special person in your life...Or all for yourself!
Friday, February 10, 2017
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While I don’t love how over the top Valentine’s Day has become, why not use it as an excuse to treat someone special in your life whether it’s a friend, neighbour, partner etc? Everyone deserves a sweet treat from time to time so whip up one of these treats and say I love you the best way I know…WITH FOOD! 

While I don’t love how over the top Valentine’s Day has become, why not use it as an excuse to treat someone special in your life whether it’s a friend, neighbour, partner etc? Everyone deserves a sweet treat from time to time so whip up one of these treats and say I love you the best way I know…WITH FOOD! 

1. Dark Chocolate Polenta Cake with Salted Caramel

Inspired by the rich polenta cake served at Gato in NY, this version is served with salted caramel sauce and a dollop of crème fraiche. This method for caramel sauce is foolproof and results in a rich and sweet sauce that can be used for serving with ice cream or sticky toffee pudding. Add a splash of amaretto for a boozy finish.

Recipe here.

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1. Dark Chocolate Polenta Cake with Salted Caramel

Inspired by the rich polenta cake served at Gato in NY, this version is served with salted caramel sauce and a dollop of crème fraiche. This method for caramel sauce is foolproof and results in a rich and sweet sauce that can be used for serving with ice cream or sticky toffee pudding. Add a splash of amaretto for a boozy finish.

Recipe here.

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2. Chocolate Tiramisu

A perfect make ahead Italian dessert.  Creamy layers wrapped together with coffee soaked ladyfinger biscuits and dark and white shavings of chocolate- it can’t be beaten!

Recipe here.

2. Chocolate Tiramisu

A perfect make ahead Italian dessert.  Creamy layers wrapped together with coffee soaked ladyfinger biscuits and dark and white shavings of chocolate- it can’t be beaten!

Recipe here.

3. Nutella Cheesecake Bars

I am a Nutella fiend and I know I’m not the only one so if your Valentine is a fan of the chocolatey goodness from a jar, this is the recipe to make for them! These little bars have all the flavour and richness of a traditional cheesecake but are ready in half the time! Package them up in a nice giftbox and you have a great alternative to chocolates.

Recipe here.

 

 

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3. Nutella Cheesecake Bars

I am a Nutella fiend and I know I’m not the only one so if your Valentine is a fan of the chocolatey goodness from a jar, this is the recipe to make for them! These little bars have all the flavour and richness of a traditional cheesecake but are ready in half the time! Package them up in a nice giftbox and you have a great alternative to chocolates.

Recipe here.

 

 

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4. Chocolate Dream Cake

One of my favourite Swedish chocolate related recipes is the kladdkaka, a rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make using basic and inexpensive storecupboard ingredients. The kladkakka recipe makes the base for this completely over the top cake which is sandwiched with a tangy cream cheese chocolate frosting. Jazz it up with some Valentine’s candy or decorations and it’s a loved up showstopper, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Recipe here.

 

4. Chocolate Dream Cake

One of my favourite Swedish chocolate related recipes is the kladdkaka, a rich gooey cake which is incredibly easy to make using basic and inexpensive storecupboard ingredients. The kladkakka recipe makes the base for this completely over the top cake which is sandwiched with a tangy cream cheese chocolate frosting. Jazz it up with some Valentine’s candy or decorations and it’s a loved up showstopper, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Recipe here.

 

5. Caramel Honeycomb Doughnuts

I have a weakness for doughnuts and these are no exception! Their salted caramel and honeycomb doughnut is without a doubt my favourite combo when it comes to fillings!

Recipe here.

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5. Caramel Honeycomb Doughnuts

I have a weakness for doughnuts and these are no exception! Their salted caramel and honeycomb doughnut is without a doubt my favourite combo when it comes to fillings!

Recipe here.

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