Five heart-shaped foods to wow your Valentine
Boost the romance quotient this Valentine’s Day with these delicious and beautiful dishes
Chocolate hearts, red wine, roses and teddy bears are far too conventional when you're trying to express your feelings to someone. Why not woo them with some of these fantastic five heart-shaped foods? What better way to get the romance flowing than feeding your loved one some delicious treats!
This classic breakfast pastry is made with dough, butter, sugar and cinnamon. What makes them irresistible is the cinnamon and sugar glaze. No one can resist a big, fluffy cinnamon roll, especially when it's shaped like a heart and frosted with cream cheese icing!
Pizza is a universal favourite, so why not make it a little more romantic by grabbing some heart-shaped slices? It's a fun twist on the classic pie, and you can use whatever toppings you like. We recommend something simple (and red!) like pepperoni, bell peppersor tomatosauce.
Ravioli is a type of pasta consisting of a filling sealed between two layers of thin dough. They're generally filled with meat or cheese, but vegetables like spinach or peas also work well. Usually served in broth or with a sauce, it is one of those traditional Italian dishes that you can’t get enough of. Ravioli are commonly served as squares though you can definitely try a heart-shaped one.
Red velvet cake
The only thing better than a heart-shaped box of chocolates is a heart-shaped cake. And what is Valentine’s Day without a classic red velvet cake? The very best way to show your affection is with a homemade dessert, and there's no need to stress yourself out. Try cream cheese or buttercream for a richer taste. Our pick is a white chocolate cream cheese frosting which adds a creamy sweetness and balances out the mildly tangy cake. We recommend sprinkling chopped pistachios or mini pink chocolate chips on top for an extra special treat.
Paniyaram, also called paddu or guliappa, is a popular South Indian snack made from rice and urad dal batter. The batter is usually cooked in a special pan with round indentations. However, you can use a heart-shaped cookie cutter mould to fry the paniyarams instead. There are different versions of paniyaram, both sweet and savoury. The sweet ones are made with bananas, flour and sugar, while the savoury paniyarams have onions, veggies and chillies.
Do you know any more heart-shaped foods that you would love to try? Tell us in the comment section below.