Although Valentine’s day at How to cook good food doesn’t involve expensive flowers, overpriced set menu restaurants or second rate boxes of chocolates, it does include a good meal with some wine and a little dessert.
My children love Valentine’s day and seeing as it falls on a Sunday this year, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for me and my eldest daughter to try to make profiteroles, which we both adore.
So that’s how these Valentine Mont blanc profiteroles came into our lives. As a major fan of the Mont Blanc dessert, I thought creating a chestnut cream filling would be a suitable soft centre for these little bite sized beauties. We were both amazed at how good the results were of our first choux pastry creations. The recipe we followed was by Mary Berry. Incidentally, Mary’s baking bible was the first baking book I ever bought ( at least 20 years ago) and I am always dipping into it for reliable bakes of all kinds. Mary’s brownies, devil’s food cake and pavlova were the first I ever baked as a young chef.
If you find yourself with a spare thirty minutes this Valentine’s day, then you should try making these Valentine Mont Blanc profiteroles. I am sure your family will LOVE you for it.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here are a few more ideas for Valentine’s desserts from around the web:
Easy strawberry tarts – Baking Queen
Valentine heart shaped churros – Supergoldenbakes
Saffron, pistachio & cardamom toffee with rose petals – Recipes from a pantry
Cherry heart pies – The Botanical Baker
Walnut & Mocha Torte – Fab food 4 all
Valentine baking ideas – Feeding Boys