In my strange little brain, I tend to equate Valentine’s Day (and romance in general) with dessert. I mean, as I was growing up, every year for Valentine’s Day my father would always buy all the girls in the family a large, heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates from See’s Candy and the boys in my life followed suit as I got older. One time I was gifted by a huge, solid Hershey’s Kiss and another time, a bouquet of lollipops. Isn’t that the way to a woman’s heart? Through chocolate? So I was thinking about a kind of “ode to desserts” or “all the desserts I’ve loved before” kind of post to celebrate Valentine’s Day this week.
Let me start this sweet seduction with a most memorable Bacon Chocolate Brownie from Boucherie topped with freshly whipped cream. With rich, flavorful bursts of salty and sweet…this dessert was definitely one to remember.
The brownie’s sweet/salty combination reminds me of the wonderful Blueberry Biscuit I enjoyed at Blue Plate Cafe….the sugary crust and the cornbread crumb with huge, juicy blueberries is making my mouth water right now!
I lusted after this particular dessert so much, it’s now the backdrop to my blog, a S’More Tart from La Petite Grocery. A delicate shortbread crust filled with chocolate and topped with house made marshmallow is enough to drive any woman mad with desire! Especially me!
Though it “ain’t dere no more,” I won’t soon forget my Sour Cherry Creme Brulee from Cuvee, possibly the best brulee I have ever eaten.
Do you hate me yet? Have you walked away from your computer with clenched fists, swearing lasciviously at nothing? Just come and check out one more dessert, I promise it’ll be the last…for now.
This was one of my most recent favorites, a delicious Country Apple Tart from Cowbell baked in a buttery crust and served with a rich caramel sauce.
Okay. I lied. One more? I have to leave you with a little more chocolate! How about this Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau from Patois served with chilled, rich chocolate pudding and Frangelico ice cream, all house made of course.
I don’t know about you, but all of these sweet images have got me a little excited, maybe even a bit warm. I might have to go lie down for a spell. Be sure your lover reads a post like this soon, because no one should have any excuse when it comes to knowing what to get his significant other for Valentine’s Day, it only takes 7 little letters to send them through the roof with unabated pleasure and delight….D-E-S-S-E-R-T!