‘If you like it, then you should put a meringue on it!’
For those choosing to opt for an intimate home cooked meal on Valentine’s Day, a heavenly dessert is sure to set hearts fluttering at the end of the evening. Bohemia Restaurant’s Head Pastry Chef Ellen de Jager shares her top tips on creating an indulgent and luxurious dessert to help you impress your loved one.
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Sweep your sweetheart off their feet, with some traditionally romantic chocolate covered strawberries. Everyone knows that chocolate is the way to a woman’s heart and it is scientifically proven to release happy hormones! Chocolate dipped strawberries are a simple and easy, but delicious delight. Add a sprinkle of edible glitter, chocolate chips or salted caramel bites.
Nothing says, ‘I love you,’ more than red velvet. Chocolate tends to steal the limelight in the Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, but red velvet is a scrumptious alternative with a hint of cocoa. The ruby red colouring is perfect for Valentine’s Day and red velvet gives you the scope to bake cookies, cakes, brownies and more! Be creative and surprise your other half with a batch of velvety heart-shaped goodies.
A splash of alcohol. An easy way to celebrate the holiday of love is with a sweet and boozy dessert. Add a sophisticated grown up twist to your recipe with a dash of spirit, bubbly or wine. It is the perfect excuse to add your favourite tipple to a delicious dessert.
‘If you like it, then you should put a meringue on it!’. A meringue dessert looks and tastes amazing but doesn’t require chef-like skills. Pop to the supermarket and purchase individual meringue cases and simply crumble the meringue and mix with whipped cream and fresh strawberries to make a traditional English favourite Eton mess. If you are feeling fancier, fill the meringue case with fluffy pink raspberry mousse and top it off with bright red strawberries. With these crunchy and sweet treats, love will certainly be in the air!
Escape to the islands. The Club Hotel & Spa is the perfect, romantic getaway and is situated within walking distance from some of the island’s most breath taking beaches. Why not treat your other half to the lavish Valentine’s package available at The Club Hotel & Spa. Spend a romantic night in a luxurious Deluxe Double or twin room, with half a bottle of Champagne and handmade Bohemia chocolates on arrival, full spa and thermal suite access as well as turn-down service with Bohemia shortbread. Delight your taste-buds with a seven-course Tasting Menu dinner for two in Michelin starred Bohemia restaurant, and wake up to a wonderful continental breakfast to finish your stay.
To book the Valentine’s Package call: 01534 880 588 or visit www.bohemiajersey.com.