Valentines Mini Cheesecake Tutorial

Ugh. Sorry to be a bit bah-humbug and all that, but I do hate Valentine’s Day. Firstly, it reminds me of the years I was single and upset not to get anything, and now it reminds me that I am married, and STILL don’t get anything! Bah-humbug!

But to those of you who still believe…wrap your manicured mitts around these…Mini Love Hearts Cheesecakes. Created by the brilliant Lily’s Sweet Factory – for you, my real Valentine’s.

Valentines Day Cheesecake Recipe Tutorial

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Style Spotter – Valentine’s Love

I had to share this with you – and what better timing? OK so the weather is till freezing and rubbish – so not from that perspective – but, it’s Valentines and not only is this dress covered in kissy kissy lips – it has also captured my heart! Look…

Valentines Day Kids Fashion Style Girls Dress Summer Rykiel Enfant Melijoe

Mmmmmmmmmmmmwah!! This is SO in my shopping basket as I write it’s a JOKE! Printed cotton poplin dress with straps by Ryliel Enfant (bien sur!) £64.21 Melijoe. Get Valentine’s busy…

Valentine’s Chocolate Trifle LOVE

Anyone that knows me knows that I am super duper bah humbug about Valentine’s Day.

BUT BUT BUT – we LOVE our Junkies, and for you, we’re going to spread some love this Valentine’s Day with our blog pal Handmade Charlotte‘s amazing recipe for Chocolate Cherry Trifles. Super easy, super stylish and super – like OMG yummy. I’ll leave you in their capable hands…

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Love Drops

I was flipping though Martha Stewart’s website – as sometimes I like to wallow in my domestic inadequacy…anyway – I saw these great nonpareil (aka Jazzies!) and thought YES for Valentines Day. So whilst I was in the kitchen making Love Bark I whipped a batch of these up as they make for a great Valentines Day gift. For yourself. If you’re me. Cos your husband forgets you…

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YOU NEED THIS:

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  • 200g Chocolate. I have used a mix of plain dark and orange dark – which made them super YUM!
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vegetable shortening.
  • Round sprinkles – I chose Valentine’s colours!

DO THIS:

Line a baking tray (make sure it fits into your fridge!) with parchment paper.

Break up the chocolate bars into a bowl, and add your shortening. Place the bowl over a pan gently boiling water making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Slowly melt the chocolate until it is a smooth consistency.

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Spoon the melted chocolate into blobs (technical chef term..) the size of a 1p piece on the baking sheet. Don’t panic if they are not perfect.

Let the blobs cool for around 20 mins (not in the fridge).

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Cover evenly with the sprinkles  (get the kids involved here – and a good hoover for after..) and put the tray into the fridge for 3 hours to harden.

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Take them out of the fridge  – stack them in little boxes or put them straight into a bowl and stuff some in your mouth like I did. Trust me – they are worth breaking your 2014 no sugar rule for…