Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day for lovers, to celebrate and rejoice in the love we share with our parents, partners and also friends. However, over the years, the trend has been leaning towards more commercialization.
In almost every country that recognizes Valentine’s Day will increase the prices of flowers, chocolates and jewelries and restaurants will start to introduce set dinners with exorbitant rates.
What happened to the romance in simplicity?
Rather than placing a price tag on love, wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to share an experience together, as a couple?
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, why not present the gift of experience by waking up a little earlier and preparing a delicious and romantic breakfast to start the day?
Here is one idea to get you started:
Heart-Shaped Blueberry Pancakes Recipe
2 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries (can be replaced with chocolate chips or strawberry slices) 1 tbsp of baking powder 1 cup of milk 1 large egg 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (can be replaced with butter) 1/3 cup of brown sugar Salt to taste Cookie Cutters Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Then in another, add milk, eggs, 3 tbsp of oil and sugar. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir well. 2. Then add in the blueberries, strawberry slices or chocolate chips if you like. 3. Heat up the frying pan and use the rest of the oil. 4. Using a soup ladle, spoon the batter onto the pan when the oil is hot. You can replace the oil with butter for a more fragrant pancake. 5. Cook each side for about 1 minute or until it starts to turn golden brown. 6. Continue until batter runs out. 7. Place the individual pancakes on a flat,dry surface then use the cookie cutter to form the shape of a heart. If you don´t have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, you can use a knife but keep your hands still. 8. Stack the pancakes together, sprinkle fresh fruits and top with ice cream or whipped cream.
It’s Valentine’s Day after all, so what’s a little indulgence?
Having ice cream for breakfast, plenty of kisses over the kitchen counter and let’s not forget, champagne!
Simple Peach Bellini
A bottle of Brut A can of pureed peach
- Scoop the delicious, juicy pureed peaches into the champagne flute.
- Top it up with champagne but do not stir.
Now that breakfast is ready, it´s time to wake up your loved one and savor the morning together.
To make it even more enchanting, write a short love note and place next to the champagne.
You can also take the effort and wake up early to make heart-shaped pancakes and Bellini’s for your parents and your friends too.
It’ll be a beautiful and hopefully, unforgettable surprise.