- 1 Sweet confessions: preparing desserts for Valentine’s Day
- 2 Panna cotta with banana
- 3 Sambuca from dried apricots
- 4 Biscuit dessert with cherries in a glass
- 5 Pear in caramel
- 6 Marshmallow dessert with kiwi
- 7 Berry tartare with coconut milk
- 8 Mango sorbet
- 9 Meringue with ice cream
- 10 Tiramisu
- 11 Cheese truffles
Sweet confessions: preparing desserts for Valentine’s Day
Almost all of us have a child inside us who just loves sweets. And a holiday is a great reason to pamper him. We have collected dessert recipes for you that you can prepare on February 14th. Enjoy the amazing taste and confess your feelings to your loved ones again!
Panna cotta with banana
A delicate creamy dessert with banana pulp is an excellent option for a simple dessert that you can prepare at home.
- Cream – 400 ml;
- Gelatin – 8 grams;
- Sugar – 2-3 tbsp. l.;
- Banana – 1 pc.;
- Lemon juice – 1-2 tsp.
Heat the cream in a saucepan, remove from heat, add gelatin and sugar, stir and leave for 5 minutes. Then warm it up again a little until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the cream into glasses and refrigerate for a couple of hours to harden. Peel the banana, mash the pulp into a puree (you can leave a couple of slices whole for serving), sprinkle with lemon juice. Spread the puree over the cream just before serving.
Sambuca from dried apricots
Another option for a delicate dessert. Souffle with dried apricot pulp literally melts in your mouth.
- Dried apricots – 100 grams;
- Water – 100 ml;
- Sugar – 35 grams;
- Egg white – 2 pcs.;
- Gelatin – 6 grams.
Fill the dried apricots with water in a saucepan and place on the fire. After boiling, simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Then transfer the dried apricots to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour gelatin with a small amount of water and let it stand for 10 minutes. Then heat it a little until it completely dissolves. Combine gelatin with dried apricot puree, add proteins and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Divide the soufflé into serving glasses and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Biscuit dessert with cherries in a glass
If you love airy sponge cakes, then be sure to prepare this dessert. The wonderful combination of chocolate cake, sour cherries and delicate cream will definitely please everyone.
- Egg – 3 pcs.;
- Sugar – 150 grams;
- Flour – 120 grams;
- Salt – 1 pinch;
- Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp. l.;
- Sour cream – 350 grams;
- Powdered sugar – to taste;
- Pitted cherries – 150 grams;
- Chocolate – 40 grams.
To prepare the sponge cake, beat the eggs with sugar and salt until fluffy. Add sifted flour and cocoa. Beat until smooth. Place the finished dough in a heat-resistant form and place in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. Bake the sponge cake for about 25 minutes until done. Cool it first in the pan and then on a wire rack. To prepare the cream, combine sour cream and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy (the amount of powder depends on your taste preferences and the sweetness of the cherries). Grate the chocolate on a medium grater. Place a few slices of biscuit on the bottom of the glass. Top with a couple of spoons of cream and a handful of berries. Repeat layers several times. Sprinkle the top with grated chocolate and serve the dessert 1-2 hours after preparation.
Pear in caramel
The good thing about this dessert is that it can be prepared in just a few minutes using the microwave.
- Pear – 2 pcs.;
- Brown sugar – 6 tbsp. l.;
- Butter – 40 grams;
- Heavy cream – 2 tbsp. l.
Wash the pear, peel it and cut out the core from the wider side. Place each pear cut side down on a separate plate. Pour in sugar and spread the butter, cut into pieces, in a circle. On medium power, bake each pear for 4-5 minutes. It should keep its shape well and not fall apart. Carefully remove the pear. Add a spoonful of cream to each plate and return to the microwave for 1 minute. Pour the resulting caramel over the pears and serve.
Marshmallow dessert with kiwi
And again a dessert, the preparation of which requires a minimum of time and culinary skills. The intense sweetness of the marshmallow is balanced out by the kiwi, but you can use other fruits to suit your taste.
- Marshmallow – 4 pcs.;
- Cream – 240 ml;
- Kiwi – 2 pcs.
Chop the marshmallows and place them in a blender bowl. Add cream and beat until smooth. Peel the kiwi, cut into small cubes and place in a glass or bowl for serving. Place cream on top. Place the dessert in the refrigerator for an hour or two before serving.
Berry tartare with coconut milk
Juicy berries with a hint of coconut make a wonderful dessert for Valentine’s Day. You can use any berries you have on hand.
- Berries – 150 grams;
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp;
- Coconut milk – 2 tbsp. l.;
- Sugar – to taste;
- Mint – optional.
Wash the berries, dry them thoroughly and cut into small cubes. Add sugar to taste, sprinkle with lemon juice. Using a serving ring, place on a plate, drizzle with coconut milk, add mint if desired, and serve immediately.
A refreshing and light sorbet will be a great end to the evening. Coconut milk goes perfectly with the exotic taste of mango, but you can also use cow milk.
- Mango pulp – 350 grams;
- Sugar – 100 grams;
- Milk – 100 grams.
Peel the mango, cut into small cubes and place in a blender bowl. Add sugar and milk, beat until smooth. Pour the resulting puree into a container, cover with a lid and place in the freezer overnight. Then cut the frozen mass into cubes, put it back into the blender and beat. Place in the freezer again for a few hours before serving.
Meringue with ice cream
If you want something airy and crunchy, make meringue. In addition, dessert can be made not only tasty, but also thematic.
- Sugar – 100 grams;
- Egg white – 2 pcs.;
- Ice cream – 200 grams.
Combine the whites with sugar. Place the bowl in a water bath and stir with a whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then remove the bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe the meringue onto a baking sheet lined with parchment in the shape of hearts. Place in an oven preheated to 100 degrees and dry for about 1.5 hours. Before serving, place a slice of ice cream on one heart and cover with a second meringue.
Delicate Italian dessert with mascarpone cream, coffee soaking and cocoa – literally everything about it is perfect!
- Savoyardi – 24 pcs.;
- Mascarpone – 250 grams;
- Heavy cream – 250 grams;
- Powdered sugar – 5 tbsp. l.;
- Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp. l.;
- Coffee – 1 cup;
- Liqueur – optional.
Combine mascarpone with powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Whip the cream separately. Add cream to cheese and beat again. Add 1-2 tsp to coffee if desired. liqueur. Pour the coffee into a convenient plate. Quickly dip the savoiardi in the coffee and place in the pan. Spread half the cream on top. Again a layer of savoiardi and again cream. Make a stencil from a piece of paper in the shape of a heart and carefully place it on top. Sprinkle with cocoa. Remove the stencil and refrigerate the dessert for 4-6 hours before serving.
If you want to not only pamper yourself with something sweet, but also surprise your significant other, then be sure to prepare this dessert.
- Hard cheese with nuts – 150 grams;
- Brie cheese – 150 grams;
- Nuts – 30 grams;
- Chocolate – 100 grams;
- Cocoa powder – 50 grams.
On a medium grater, grate both cheeses and chocolate. Stir and heat the mixture in the microwave for about 1 minute. Mix thoroughly again until smooth. First, form the resulting mass into a flat cake, place a nut in the center, and form a truffle. Roll it on all sides in cocoa. Place the candies in the refrigerator for half an hour before serving.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!