These romantic gestures are the best of both worlds. Not only do you get to do something lovely for the most important people in your life - you also get to eat them afterwards!
Our easy ideas will see you right the way through the day - just how many courses will you dedicate to some foody displays of affection?
Egg in a heart
Start the day with a lovely breakfast for the whole family. This super easy idea needs just two ingredients and a heart cutter - simple!
Hidden heart loaf cake
We're not suggesting you eat a slice of cake everyday at 11am but a cheeky treat on Valentine's Day won't hurt! This clever cake looks just like a normal loaf until you cut in - every slice is decorated with a pretty pink heart!
A lovingly prepared lunch box will be a surprise boost in the middle of a long day. You could make one for the whole family (if you think your kids won't get too embarrassed!) or just for your hubby. Simply cut a message into the top slice of a sandwich with cookie cutters, shape some tomatoes and carrots and add a ruby red apple heart to a green apple to recreate our Valentine's lunch box.
Love heart cookies
If your kids are at home, the afternoon is the perfect time to bake some Valentine's cookies. Our love heart cookies (above) can be turned into cute puzzle pieces (below) and our XOXO sandwich cookies are wonderfully messy to make.
XOXO sandwich cookies
Chicken and asparagus pie
A romantic meal is the staple of any Valentine's Day meal and pies are a great way to send your loved ones a little message. We played around with several puns before deciding on a simple 'Pie Love You' - 'Apple Of My Pie' would be quite fitting for a sweet pie!
Chocolate fondue cake
A chocolate fondue always makes a luxurious treat for dessert so we thought we'd take it one step further and turn a cake into a fondue! Break off chunks of cake and dip them and strawberries into the melted chocolate centre - so decadent but so delicious!
Who doesn't love brownies? Well, these brownies love you right back! A simple swirl of red velvet cake and a dusting of icing sugar transform your usual brownies into the Valentine's worthy dessert. (You could even dunk into some melted white chocolate for an ultra naughty treat.)
Pouring some melted chocolate into a heart-shaped mould is an easy way to create a late-night treat for you and your other half. You could go one step further and make one of our luxurious homemade chocolate truffles recipes if you wish - they just take a little more time.
Kiss me quick biscuits
You probably won't have to ask after all the delicious treats you've been serving up all day but these cute little biscuit pops could give them a little nudge!
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