22 Jan Sweet inspiration to make the most of Valentine’s Day
Here comes the month of love, with the celebration of Valentine’s Day, and a sweet opportunity for you, pastry chefs and caterers, to make very good sales. The secret of success lies in one irresistible ingredient: chocolate.
Few things go together like chocolate and Valentine’s Day, and for the romantic foody, this sweet treat rhymes with eternal love. According to some, the cacao that comes from the time of the Aztecs is a real love potion. Who can resist this delicacy that stimulates the release of phenylethylamine, known as the “love drug”? Yes, chocolate is a mood enhancer and sparks all kinds of lovely feelings, and according to rumours, has aphrodisiac qualities. What more could you want to spoil lovers on the most romantic day of the year?
Chocolate is thus what you need to offer to your eager customers. To help you make the most of this celebration, here are our delicious ideas to treat all the Valentins!
Scrumptious Little Cakes For Two
Nothing is more appetising than a heart-shaped moist brownie. The recipe is a piece of cake! All you need to do is mix 2 kg of Brownie Mix Pettina, 535 ml of water, 5 eggs and 250 g of pecans nuts. Beat at slow speed for 3 minutes. Spread on silicone paper and bake at 190 ° C. A 12.5 kg packet will produce ± 260 brownies. In the categories of cute and small cakes, cupcakes allow you to do whatever tickles your fancy. You can prepare a good amount in no time with our chocolate sponge cake mix. To decorate them, all you need is chocolate and more chocolate. From white chocolate to 65% bitter dark chocolate, we have a whole selection for all your needs. Prepare a tasty topping and add white, milk and dark chocolate curls.
Sweet Little Treats
Macaroons are the pinnacle of chic treats and are always a hit. Here’s an easy recipe for 60 macaroons: Preheat your oven to 180 ° C. Melt 400 g of Legave milk chocolate. Mix 400 g of icing sugar with 240 g of almond powder. Add the melted chocolate and stir. Whisk 8 egg whites until stiff with 3 pinches of salt, then add 80 g sugar until they become smooth and glossy. Add them to the first mixture. Place small heaps of dough on a sheet of buttered silicone paper. Cook for 10 to 12 min. Peel off the macaroons and let them cool. Prepare the buttercream by mixing 200 g of soft butter and 240 g of Indcresa chocolate powder using a fork. Stick the two layers together with cream. To add intensity or sweetness to these cuties, make your choice among our selection of dark and white chocolates, available from powder to blocks. You will quickly be inspired by winning combinations!
Seduce your customers’ taste buds with pretty chocolate hearts. Here is a recipe with salted caramel, a wonder that melts in the mouth. Recipe for 50 people: Melt 1,250 g chocolate (Legave 55% extra bitter dark chocolate disks) in a double boiler. Pour the chocolate into a silicone mould with heart-shaped shapes. Pour the surplus in a saucepan in a bain-marie. Place the chocolate for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Once the chocolate has hardened, add salted butter caramel in each heart and pour a layer of melted chocolate to close them. Leave to harden in the refrigerator. Unmold and decorate with gold food colouring.
We hope that our recipes will allow you to spoil your customers … and fill your bank account with happiness! Happy Valentine’s Day!