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Valentine's recipes

nihon_no_cook's picture

Since my "teach the Japanese secretaries to make Christmas cookies" party went over so well, I've decided to host another for Valentines day. I was thinking of doing some sort of coffee cake or sweet bread, but am a little low on red-and-white versions of each. Keeping in mind that some of these ladies don't even have a kitchen in their house (so no recipes that call for puff pastry or anything more difficult than kneading dough), does anyone have some easy-but-impressive-looking suggestions? I'm in your debt forever . . . . Nihon no cook

Chiffonade_'s picture

(post #25416, reply #1 of 2)

I don't know the level of expertise of the group you are teaching but these candies are delicious and they are so simple. I usually make them at Christmas time.

c Easy Truffles

c 8 Oz. Unsweetened Chocolate
c 4 Oz. German Sweet Chocolate
c 1 Sm. Can Sweetened Condensed milk

c For Rolling the Truffles

c Confectioner's Sugar
c Coconut
c Chopped Walnuts
c Powdered Cocoa

Over low heat, melt chocolates. Stir in condensed milk. Stir well to thoroughly combine. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Roll into small balls, no larger than half an inch across. Then drop into any of the coatings and roll around until coated.

Let cool completely on a sheet. Store in an airtight container.

Suggest your group get small cellophane bags to put a few of the candies in. Tie with red ribbon and they can write out small notes and attach to the bags to be presented to a lucky recipent (or recipients...wink).

Sara_Natana's picture

(post #25416, reply #2 of 2)

Go to It's a search engine, but there, on their Opening Page, they have a list of Valentine Recipies. Maybe that'll help you....