Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and I always like to do a little something, simply to recognise and acknowledge ‘love’ in all the forms it comes. For me, it’s not just about romantic love. (although of course, that is lovely.)
I also like to give thanks for the ‘love’ that is present each day when we are raising children, the love that endures and carries us through valleys and over peaks in friendships, the love that is witnessed a million times each day in the ‘little things’- someone letting you into a busy lane of traffic and giving you a happy wave, a kind friend chasing after you waving the $10 note you just left behind at the cash register, and the birds softly singing outside your window to signal a brand new sunny day. This is love.
Even if you are not in a ‘loving’ relationship at present, I think we can overcome any tinges of sadness or loneliness by accepting and saluting love on this day. One way to do this is with delicious food. Why not try this sweet recipe and share it among friends, neighbours, family and work colleagues to bring a little love into your life on the day? Love bombs- what a concept.
Valentine’s Day sweet biscuit LOVE bombs
- 1 tin condensed milk, 400 grams approximately
- 250 gram packet malt biscuits, crushed (or alternatively, 1/2 packet each of malt and gingernut biscuits, crushed)
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder (can substitute with cocoa if necessary)
- 1/2 cup crushed sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
When the mixture is ready, scoop out a large tablespoon and roll it into a ball. Place on a foil covered tray. Repeat with the rest of mixture.
Top the balls with a drizzle of melted white chocolate and red confectionery hearts from your local cake supply store.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.
They look lovely sitting in paper patty pans, or wrap 2-3 in red cellophane squares and tie off with a fancy ribbon.
Now, time to share the love!