Last Updated on February 10, 2010 by Hanna Trafford
Valentines Day would not be complete without special sweet treats – here are few of my favourite recipes for you. Hope you enjoy them and have a great Valentines day!
Valentine’s Day Triffle
Making this delicious desert is not at all difficult and the colours will most certainly add to the festivity of your Valentine’s Day table!
- 1 (7 ounce) package of jellyrolls, each cut into 3 slices
- 1 (5 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1- 1/2 cups of milk
- 3 cups of frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
- Arrange jellyroll slices on sides and bottom of a 2- 1/2 quart glass bowl or trifle dish.
- Prepare pudding according to box directions, except use only 1 -1/2 cups milk
- Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
- Fold in 1 cup whipped topping.
- Arrange 1/2 strawberries on jellyroll slices; top with pudding, then remaining strawberries and whipped topping.
- Garnish with strawberry halves, if desired.
- Cover and chill for 8 hours; serve.
Flaky buttermilk biscuits, rich strawberry topping, and cool whipped cream combine beautifully in this classic Valentine’s Day treat. Cutting the biscuits into heart shapes makes a memorable presentation.
- 2-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of shortening, chilled
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, chilled and cut in small pieces
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 1 quart of strawberries, cut small
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
- In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine.
- Cut in the shortening and butter using two knives or a pastry blender until the pieces are about the size of peas. Add buttermilk and stir to blend.
- Turn out on lightly floured board.
- Knead about 4 times and pat into a 3/4-inch thick rectangle.
- Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut out biscuits.
- Cut as many biscuits as possible by reforming scraps into a 3/4-inch thick rectangle.
- Bake about 20 minutes or until golden and baked through.
- In a medium bowl, mix strawberries and sugar to combine.
- Let sit until juice forms.
- In a large bowl with a beater on medium-high, beat cream with sugar and vanilla until whipped.
- To serve, slice through biscuit horizontally and place cut sides up on a plate.
- Top with 1/4 cup berries and juice and 1/3 cup of whipped cream.
For a richer taste, brush the tops of the biscuits with beaten whole egg or heavy cream.
Chocolate Kiss Cookies
- 1 cup of margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1- 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup finely of chopped walnuts
- 1 (6 ounce) bag of milk chocolate candy kisses
- 1/3 cup of confectioners’ sugar for decoration
- In a large bowl, cream margarine with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Mix in flour and walnuts, beating on low speed of an electric mixer until well mixed.
- Cover, and refrigerate dough for 2 hours, or until firm enough to handle.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Remove wrappers from chocolate kisses.
- Shape approximately 1 tablespoon of dough around each chocolate kiss; be sure to cover chocolate completely.
- Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven.
While cookies are still warm, roll them in confectioners’ sugar
Have a beautiful, sweet Valentines Day and share your experiences! Your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!