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10 romantic desserts for Valentine's Day

Treat your other half to a decadent dessert this Valentine's Day. Whether you're craving something gooey and chocolatey, cool and sophisticated or light and fruity, you'll love our 10 dreamy Valentine's Day dessert recipes, which are perfect for sharing.

Chocolate sharing waffles
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Chocolate sharing waffles

You can't fail to impress with a chocolate dessert on Valentine's Day and this indulgent sharing option for two only takes 15 minutes to whip up. Topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and raspberries, these chocolate waffles are the perfect way to treat your other half.

  1. Put the flour, cocoa, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. In a jug, mix the 100ml milk, the egg and 2 tsp of the oil until combined. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking until smooth. You can make the batter up to 2 hrs before and leave at room temperature, or make up to 4 hrs ahead and chill.
  2. Preheat a waffle maker and brush with the remaining oil. Pour in half the batter, close and cook for 3 mins, or longer if necessary. When cooked, repeat with the remaining batter. No waffle maker? Cook half the mixture on a preheated griddle brushed with oil for 2 mins each side over a medium heat, then repeat with the remaining batter.
  3. Next, melt the chocolate with the cream over a medium heat, whisking constantly; remove from the heat. Add 1 tbsp milk to bring it together and make it glossy.
  4. Halve each waffle and arrange on a large serving plate. Serve with the ice cream and raspberries, the chocolate sauce drizzled over and 2 spoons.

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As part of a healthy diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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  • Ingredients
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100ml milk, plus 1 tbsp
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 40g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2 scoops soft-scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 50g raspberries