Sweets for your sweet: The best dessert recipes for Valentine's Day

Posted on: 12th Feb 2017 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello food lovers. As you know from last week’s and many of my previous columns, I love eating fish. 

I went to a fantastic fish restaurant earlier in the year, Bentley’s in London. Now owned by Richard Corrigan, it opened more than 100 years ago. I was really pleased to be visiting with my partner in crime Jodie Kidd! It’s always nice to be reunited with friends. I had possibly the best tuna dishes I’ve ever tasted.

One of the biggest reasons to eat fish is the health benefits, something which is explored in this week’s book. How To Cook Healthily by Dale Pinnock will teach you the basics of healthy cooking. I’ve picked out some desserts for you to wow your loved ones with this Valentine’s Day. Ciao!

 

CRUNCHY FRUIT CRUMBLE

75g blueberries

75g blackberries

1 ripe mango, diced

1 apple, cored and diced

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

About 50g porridge oats

SERVES: 2-3

PREPARATION: 10 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 20-25 MINUTES

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Place all the fruit and spices in a saucepan over a high heat and simmer until the fruit starts to break down.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle over enough oats to completely cover the fruit. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the oats start to turn golden brown and crunchy.

 

BLACK and BLUE PARFAITS

75g blueberries

75g blackberries

8 tbsp plain yoghurt

2 tsp honey

SERVES: 2

PREPARATION: 5 MINUTES

Spoon a layer of berries into two tall glasses, then a layer of yoghurt, then berries, then yoghurt, and so on until you reach the top of the glass.

Drizzle a tsp of honey over the top of each and serve.