It’s Valentine’s Day! The day for expressing love, traditionally with greetings and gifts. Now, if you are wondering how best to spoil your loved ones, we can’t think of a better way than baking something delicious.  So why not grab your apron and recipe book and get going!

If you are seeking inspiration, then we have some yummy suggestions for you…

A sweet treat is always popular, so how about making jam tarts with strawberry jam, quick and easy to make, and simple to decorate with a heart for that extra romantic touch. White spelt flour is ideal for making a delicious short crust pastry, it provides a delicious nutty flavour that goes great with fruit. Making your tarts extra tasty.

Another winner is the cupcake.  There are so many varieties to cater for every taste and who can resist a lavish helping of butter cream icing?  You will find a multitude of recipes for these in your cookbooks and online.

For those who cannot resist a chocolate treat why not try something a little different and bake these tasty Chocolate Emmer Cookies. They only take 15 minutes in the oven and will both melt in the mouth, and hopefully, melt the heart of your loved ones too!

Of course, your treat doesn’t have to be sweet.  You might like to try some supposedly aphrodisiac foods.  Oysters are a well know option, full of zinc and amino acids, they are certainly good for you, whether or not they have the desired effect! Asparagus, artichokes, strawberries and figs are also meant to incline you to love, so there are lots of options for you this Valentine’s Day.  Certainly, there is nothing to beat the thoughtfulness and romance of a cosy night in, with lovingly prepared food, for that special person in your life.