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How To Treat Your Valentine

How To Treat Your Valentine

red velvet cake

Just as you’ve recovered from the Festive period another celebration hits you, Valentine’s Day! If you’re still feeling the pinch on your purse from the Christmas period don’t worry, we have a recipe that’s sure to delight anyone’s Valentine!

Making something for your loved one is a great and unique way to show you care and our Valentines dessert is the perfect complement to the end of a Valentine’s evening. Whether you’re dining out, cooking at home or ordering in a takeaway both you and your Valentine will enjoy this sweet treat at the end of your meal.

This Valentine’s we’re sharing with you our recipe for Red Velvet Biscuits sandwiched with cream cheese. Of course we had to go for a dessert which fits the theme, taking on the colour of love and the holiday. Think of these treats as very fancy oreos!

What You’ll Need:

300g unsalted butter

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon red paste food colouring

225g plain flour

35g cocoa powder

210g icing sugar

30g cornflour

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

50g full-fat cream cheese

¼ teaspoon lemon extract

What You’ll Need To Do:

Line two trays with baking paper and heat your oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Take 250g of the butter and the vanilla extract, pop in a bowl and beat until the mixture becomes creamy. Next, take your red paste food colouring and beat into the mixture. Finally add the flour, cocoa powder, 85g of the icing sugar and cornflour, stir into a dough.

Take the dough in your hands and roll it into small balls, you want 20 of these at around 20g each. Place half of the balls on one of the prepared baking trays and the other half on the other prepared tray. Dip a fork in flour and press down with it onto each of the balls so they flatten a little.

Now place the trays in the fridge, you want the biscuits to become a little firm, this should take about 15 minutes. Once firm, remove from the fridge and pop in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. When ready, remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

You’re now ready to make the filling! Take the remainder of the butter and icing sugar along with the vanilla and beat in a bowl until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Take the cream cheese and lemon extract and beat until combined.

When the biscuits are cool and ready, pop the filling in a piping bag with a plain round tip. Using the piping bag, add the filling to ten of the biscuits, ready to add the other ten on top to sandwich them!

There you have it, the perfect end to a Valentine’s evening.

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