As is well known, love goes through the stomach, doesn’t it? What could be better than for Valentine’s Day To prepare savory and sweet treats and to enjoy them as a hearty greeting, together with your loved one, at a nicely set table. Today I have two recipes for you and a nice table decoration idea that you can easily make yourself for your Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you would like to surprise someone with hearty greetings from the kitchen on Valentine’s Day. My gift bags are already ready!
Content: Recipe 1: Valentine hearts made of shortcrust pastry decorated with salt, pepper berries and chocolate – Recipe 2: sweet and salty pretzels with chocolate dip – Decoration idea: Valentine hearts made of paper for table decorations – Gift idea: Hearty greetings for Valentine’s Day packed in gift bags
Every year on February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day, this year Lovers’ Day is even on a Sunday. A good day to prepare something for the people of the heart. You can pack small bags and fill them with a sweet and salty greeting and bring them to your loved ones: “Hearty greetings for Valentine’s Day”. Or you can prepare a sweet table and celebrate the day just as a couple, in the spirit of February 14th.
I have prepared two recipes for you that you can use exactly for this purpose. I’ll start with the hearty shortcrust pastry hearts, which are dipped in chocolate and garnished with pepper berries and sea salt, sweet and savory.
Recipes for Valentine’s Day – sweet and savory Valentine’s cookies
- 200g flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 100g butter (room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of water
For the set:
- 100g dark chocolate, pepper berries and sea salt
- Put the butter in pieces with the egg, salt and water in a mixing bowl.
- Mix the ingredients with the dough hook of a mixer.
- When everything is smoothly stirred, add the flour and knead everything into a smooth dough.
- The dough must now stand cold in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
- After the dough has set in the refrigerator, it is rolled out with a rolling pin to a 3mm thick surface on the floured, clean worktop.
- Now you can use a cookie cutter to cut out Valentine’s hearts for the sweet and salty surprise.
- Place the punched dough hearts on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. The baking time for Valentine’s cookies is 10 minutes at 180 ° in a preheated oven.
Before you can start decorating the hearts, they have to cool down. Meanwhile, prepare the set in front:
- Pour crushed pieces of chocolate into a porcelain bowl. You can let them melt in the oven while it is still warm, but no more than 80 ° air circulation.
- Put a tablespoon of coarse sea salt and a tablespoon of pink pepper berries in a mortar and coarsely grind the ingredients.
Decorate sweet and salty Valentine’s hearts
- Now dip half of the cooled heart biscuits in the melted dark chocolate, place them on baking paper to dry and decorate them with a pinch of your spice mixture.
The cookies are easy to prepare the day before or even a week in advance. If you store them dry in a cookie jar, they’ll still be crispy and fresh on Valentine’s Day.
Recipes for Valentine’s Day: Salted pretzels dipped in chocolate
If you don’t have much time, the pretzels dipped in chocolate are something for you, they are ready in no time, taste just great and are perfect for a special Valentine’s treat.
- Salted pretzels
- 100g dark chocolate
- Garnish to decorate – you can use sugar pearls and hearts, chopped nuts or puffed amaranth, like me.
- Crush the chocolate and place the pieces in a porcelain bowl.
- Place the bowl in the oven at 80 ° C so that the chocolate melts.
- Prepare baking paper, lay it flat on a kitchen worktop, and the pretzels will be placed on top to dry later.
- When the chocolate has melted, take it out of the oven with a pot holder and place the bowl on a coaster.
- Now dip one half of the pretzel into the chocolate, let it drip off and then immediately pour it into your garnish.
- Place the Valentine’s pretzels on your baking paper to dry.
- When the pretzels are dry, you can also put them in cans for storage.
When the Valentine’s sweets are dry, you can put them in paper bags to give away. It looks nice when you decorate the bags with a paper heart, ribbon and stickers. Now I’ll show you how I made the paper hearts.
Table decorations with homemade Valentine’s hearts made of paper
I hope your sweet and salty Valentine’s surprises are still enough and you can prepare a sweet table for your significant other. The decoration is of course made by yourself. The heart as a Valentine’s Day symbol should not be missing. My hearts are made of wrapping paper that can be used as a valentine on one Table frame hanging over the table. I decided on a decoration in black, white and gold.
For the paper hearts you need:
Wrapping paper, Gift ribbon, scissors, glue, a plate that serves as a template, a stapler and a pencil
How to make the paper hearts for your Valentine’s Day decorations:
- Measure the diameter of your dessert plate and cut out paper rectangles from the wrapping paper that correspond in width to the diameter of your plate. My plate was 23 cm in diameter, so my paper was also 23 cm wide. The length of the paper rectangles must be approx. 10 cm longer than the width, mine were then 33 cm long.
- Place the plate with the outer edge on the inner edge of your paper rectangles and draw the semicircular contour on the paper with a pencil.
- Fold your paper rectangle in half. The pencil outline should be on the outside so that you can still see it. Now cut both outer contours to size with the scissors in one operation. If you unfold the paper, you should have an elongated oval in front of you.
- Now unfold strips 1 cm wide, starting from the long side, which are always unfolded into an accordion alternating from the front and back.
- Put the folds together and fold the entire strip in the middle. Glue the inner edges together and let the seam dry. When you unfold your folding work, a heart arises.
- Tackles an appropriately long ribbon to hang on the heart from behind.
As already mentioned, you can also use the paper hearts to decorate your gift bags. I have for my valentines decorations still hearts cut out of gold foil. I have complemented my sweet table with matching ones Napkins. Candles and Candle holder must of course not be missing on a romantic occasion.
Now you can display your salty and sweet Valentine’s Day greetings. A cool Prosecco or white wine tastes very good with the tart, sweet treats.
I wish you a lot of fun copying!
You can find more recipes for Valentine’s Day here:
- Cream toffees for Valentine’s Day
- Sweet & Salty – Valentine’s Day idea with a crisp factor
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