Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Recipes

Dear Readers,

Tomorrow is a special day. VALENTINE'S DAY.  I think we all bought a special gift for the ONE.
We invite you to the kitchen with this post. Special favor, beautiful serving:) You can try to make our gorgeous desserts.

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Natalie's favorite:


Ingredients :
6 oz -- Dark Chocolate
2 -- egg yolks
500ml -- heavy cream
1/4 cup -- sugar
1/4 cup -- espresso (or very strong coffee)
2 tbsp -- Grand Marnier

1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
2. Whip the cream until it is very firm. Refrigerate.
3. With a mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale and creamy.
4. Add the coffee, the melted chocolate and the liquor to the egg mixture, and beat until smooth.
5. Add the whipped cream to the chocolate mixture and fold gently with a spatula.
6. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Exquisite with delicate waffle cookies or fresh fruit! Enjoy! :D

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Tara shows us:
a delicious PUDDING PIE recipe. She makes it with a pink coconut garnish on top for Valentine's Day.

Mix in a sauce pan: 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teas. salt
2 1/2 tbls. cornstarch
3 cups milk
Cook over moderate heat stirring constantly till mix thickens and boils for one minute. Remove from heat, slowly stir 1/2 of mixture into 3 slightly beaten egg yolks.
Blend mixture with eggs back into pan and boil one more minute, stir constantly. Remove from heat, blend in 1 tbls. butter, 1 1/2 teas. vanilla and 2 cups of shredded coconut then pour into pre-baked pie shell.
Garnish the edges of the pie with shredded coconut you have made pink with just a little red food coloring. You can also make a heart of the pink coconut in the middle of the pie. Chill completely before serving.

Here is a link on how to make roses from strawberries:

This Strawberry Rose looks fantastic!!!!

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Amy's Baked DEVIL'S FLOAT ( Aka Killer Brownies)

These are so good!!!! They have chocolate sauce that oozes out the center of the brownie.

1 C flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 C milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1/2 C chopped nuts ( optional)

Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, vanilla, butter and nuts. Pour into a greased 8 inch square pan; or 7 x 11 pan.

1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
5 Tbsp. cocoa
1 C hot water

Combine sugars, cocoa, and hot water. Stir to form sauce. Pour over ingredients in pan. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with whipped cream.

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Last but not least an other Strawberry Recipe from Ildi:


This is very easy and quick dessert. In Europe you can buy fruit covered with chocolate at the markets and at the special chocolate shops:) You can make it at home less than 1o minutes.

You need fresh strawberry (this is delicious with other fruit, like pineapple, banana, apple...) In a double boiler, melt chocolate until smooth and velvety.
I use 2 pots, fill with water the bigger and put on top the smaller pot (take care, the smaller pot's bottom do not touch with water, because the chocolate burnt easier). Dip half of the strawberries in chocolate and let it dry.

Bon Appetit!

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Hi, my name is Ildi. I really enjoy the process of making pottery: I sit down at a table with clay and try to make something that I have an imagination of. I want something and the clay wants something but in the end I can work until I am most satisfied with the outcome.



  1. I can't wait to try those killer brownies, my husband will be in 7th heaven! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. So yummy! Cant wait to make these delicious treats.