N.B. If you’re the kind of person who hates Valentine’s Day, this post is not for you. Thanks for getting this far, but I think it’s probably for the best if we meet again in next week’s post 😁
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and if you’re the kind of person who celebrates it I guess you’ll be thinking about what special thing you can do for your significant other. Perhaps a romantic dinner, a special meal, a picnic, or a breakfast.
But have you ever considered preparing a Valentine’s Day brunch?
Today I give you 10 brunch recipes and 4 decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day in which hearts, naturally, feature highly. Just a little heads-up, I might have gone too far with so many hearts…
10 brunch recipes for Valentine’s Day
In the blog, Celebrate Creativity, Lisa Tutman-Oglesby gives us various recipes for this special occasion, and also talks us through each recipe step by step.
Jojo Krang, from the blog Eye Candy, teaches us how to cut up cherry tomatoes and put them back together to make heart shapes
Carey from the blog Reclaiming Provincial shows us to make a perfect egg in a basket:
And as at brunch you can’t not have bacon, Chelsea from The Paper Mama suggests how you can present it in the shape of a heart
Moving on to sweet recipes, these pancakes with strawberries skewer by Mollie, from the blog Design loves details, are really simple to prepare, but look impressive
And what do you think of this poptarts, filled with nutella and decorated with strawberries, by Jessica from The Novice Chef?
On the site Go dairy free I found this recipe for a strawberry muffin
But if you prefer making chocolate muffin, you could always use Auxy’s recipe – which I talked to you about in this post with 7 healthy brunch recipes.
And we’ll finish off with these fruity recipes which the blog Life in Wonderland showed us
So many hearts, right? I, personally, love them – so much so that I’ve got a heart tattoo. But I admit that in my house I don’t have so much as a heart-shaped baking tin. So I thought I’d do a bit of investigation and I’ve found some interesting, and fairly cheap utensils. And if you’re also missing a few heart-shaped cooking tools, here are some of the ones I found for less than €10 and that you could buy with a direct click on the picture:
Heart-shaped mould for a boiled egg
Sandwich cutter in the shape of a heart
Heart-shaped ice-cube moulds with cupid’s arrows
4 decoration ideas for your Valentine’s Day table
Now that we have the food theme under control, let’s move on to decoration and a few DIY ideas:
On the page “dot com woman” it shows us how to fold a napkin into the shape of heart:
it also gives us an idea of how to decorate the table, with a rose on the plate and a few petals spread around.
On the table you can also have some serviettes cut into a circle of hearts, as Martha Steward shows in this video
For the walls, and the doors, you could make some paper heart garland. On the site How about orange they explain how to do it
And the candles – don’t forget candles to create that intimate and romantic atmosphere.
Now it’s your turn. Do you already know how you’ll surprise your Valentine?