GF, DF, EG Vegetarian, Vegan
The poet Chaucer in the middle Ages was the first to link St Valentine with romantic love. This marked the beginning of the tradition of a ritual of expressing love and admiration, usually in secret.
My friend’s 12-year-old daughter joined me in the kitchen today. She helped me and then created her own version of an edible Valentine’s Day card for her mom!
1-cup fresh raspberries, strawberries or mulberries (fresh or frozen)
2-3 dates, pitted and soaked in boiling water to cover for 30-60 minutes
¼ cup soaking water from the date
2 teaspoons chia seeds OR
¼ cup raspberry jam
1-cup coconut milk
2 Tablespoons rice syrup
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons cacao
2-4 tablespoons rice or coconut syrup to taste
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Add some crushed nuts or seeds into the mixture or on top of the whole mixture (optional)
Beetroot heart shapes – different sizes
Chickpea, Quinoa, Beetroot, Organic wraps
Beetroot hearts (optional)
Gather all the ingredients together
Measure out some of the ingredients (with some help if needed)
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl for each of the combinations
Make your own edible Valentine’s Day Card
1. Place the ingredients for the raspberry layer into a bowl and mix well. (If using frozen berries remove from the freezer the night before) Set aside.
2. Combine the coconut milk, sweetener and chia seeds in a jug or bowl. Wait a few minutes and test to see if it is thickening. (You can pour into a bowl and aside for a few minutes until it thickens as well) Set aside.
3. Put the cacao in a bowl, Stir in the other ingredients. Put in the fridge till harden if you want to pipe it on your card.
4. Cut out the beetroot hearts.
Putting it all together
You can steam the wrap (if desired) for a few minutes. This will make it easier to wrap. Otherwise just use it straight out of the packet. This way you can cut it up like a pizza to share.
Place the wrap of your choice on a plate or cutting board.
Spread the coconut–chia layer down first.
Put the raspberry mixture into a piping bag and twist the top to seal.
Pipe a heart shape in the centre or just spoon it into the shape of a heart.
Put strawberries, beetroot hearts, around. Pipe the chocolate around the heart and decorate with different berries or make an edible card like Stella, with your own design.
If there is any left over, layer in a jar, wine glass, moulds for ice blocks or other glass container and refrigerate or freeze or devour immediately. Sprinkle crushed nuts on top if desired.