February, traditionally the month
of love, always makes us think of romantic meals beginning
with breakfast in bed and ending with a quiet dinner for two
complete with a decadent dessert made to be enjoyed by two.
Although it is sometimes difficult to prepare
a dessert for just two servings, there are many desserts that
come to mind that are perfect for intimate occasions.
The language of love is very touch oriented
and with a little imagination, you can prepare desserts that
are not only delectable to eat, but also fun to eat with ones
fingers and even picked up and fed to each other. What could
be more decadent and romantic than truffles? Our recipe for
Espresso Truffles are easier to make than one might guess
and can be customized with your own special touches by getting
creative with liqueurs and topping decorations. Or, how about
fresh fruit dipped in dark luxious chocolate fondue?
sexy and a spectacular finish to a lovely meal.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries is a perfect finger food
dessert Even though this is February, fresh fruit, even strawberries
can now be found almost year round in most grocery stores.
Iced Hearts, these adorable heart shaped cookies are perfect
with the evenings last cup of cappuccino.
Another great and romantic idea is to make
one incredible dessert and share it. Make an extra large portion
and serve it in a decorative serving dish. Two great ideas
for shared desserts are Bananas Foster and Grilled Banana
Splits. If you dont want to run out to the grill to
cook the bananas, you can place them under the broiler.
Need more ideas? How about:
Ice Cream in Chocolate Cups
with Fresh Fruit and Whipping Cream
Pears with Rum Ice Cream
Raspberry Pudding Parfait
Clouds with Fresh Fruit
Happy Valentines Day!