If it looks like Valentine’s Day is going to be a cold one for you and your sweetheart (and, unless you’re very lucky, it probably will be chilly) you might want to think about a gift that is hot to keep both of you warm. Of course, I’m talking about hot chocolate. The You Warm My Heart Hot Cocoa Mix comes with a pair of heart-shaped marshmallows to top off the warm and cozy version of Valentine’s day chocolates. It’s a really cute gourmet gift, especially if you pair it with some seasonal mugs.
If you’re like me, however, you’ll probably want to make your own. Just make up a batch of homemade marshmallows and, instead of pressing them into a square pan, spread the marshmallows into a relatively thin layer (1/2-inch or so) on a baking sheet that has been lined with plastic wrap and lightly greased. Then you can use heart-shaped cookie cutters to press your own once the marshmallow cools and sets up. You’ll get much neater cut-outs if you spread the marshmallow into the thinner layer, and greasing the cookie cutter will help the shapes come out as cleanly as possible.
MargueriteFebruary 8, 2009
chumpmanFebruary 11, 2009
My 1st visit here. Thanks for great idea, I do have heart and teddy bear cookie cutters. Let me give a try b4 Valentineâ€™s Day as rehearsal. Cheers !