Valentine’s Day recipes with the wow factor – from duck confit to chocolate fondant | Food


Brunch for late risers

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Thomasina Miers offers a lie-in to work up an appetite for this creative recipe of green brunch eggs.

Two lessons for two

Baked Ricotta with Roasted Beets
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Discover langoustines with Nigel Slaterbaked ricotta with roasted beets, then miso-glazed fruit rolls.

Katz's Deli Inspired Tofu Melt Sandwich
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Watching When Harry Met Sally will set you up for those Anna Jones receipts: Katz’s deli-inspired tofu fondues and cherry-chocolate sundaes.

Full feasts

Quiche with smoked haddock
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Push boat, recommend Yotam Ottolenghi, with these recipes quiches with smoked haddock and oysters, wraps of duck confit with pomegranate jam and rice pudding with roasted rhubarb and tarragon.

Prawns with vanilla and rum butter
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Cook these Yotam Ottolenghi upcoming recipes to spend more time together: aubergine brulee with feta and harissa oil, prawns with feta with vanilla and rum butter with sticky rice and papaya pickles, and coffee mousse with chocolate tahini sauce.

Duck legs confit with shallot and pomegranate
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Add a touch of the unexpected with Yotam OttolenghiRecipes of whole kohlrabi roasted in herb oil and fried almonds, duck legs confit with shallot, pomegranate and coriander, coffee and pandan puddings.

Blood orange, grapefruit and aperitif sorbet
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It’s the perfect time for comfort food and memories, sparked by Yotam OttolenghiRecipes for gnocchi alla romana, smoked eggplant balls with tomato sauce and blood orange, grapefruit and Aperol sorbet.

Dream desserts

Chocolate fondant
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Felicity’s CloakRecipes for melting hearts – how to make the perfect chocolate fondant and chocolate pots.

Rhubarb jellies from Thomasina Miers with white chocolate cream
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A glass of tequila adds a thrill to Thomasina Miers recipe for rhubarb jellies with white chocolate cream.

Heart-shaped shortbread filled with white chocolate and royal icing
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Liam Charles hits the sweet spot with her recipe for heart-shaped shortbread cookies.

And to you…

Linguine with tomato sauce and prawns
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Guardian readers share 12 romantic recipe ideas, from linguine to shrimp to coq au vin.


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