Sweeten up your Valentine’s Day celebrations

Rich and delicious chocolate mousse.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many are probably uncertain of what dessert to prepare for their significant other. Look no further as these divine recipes are sure to make your V-Day celebrations extra sweet!

Decadent chocolate mousse

This is a dessert that you can’t go wrong with. This creamy and rich dessert is ideal for Valentine’s Day and can be served with dark chocolate shavings, strawberries and some fresh cream at the end.

Here is what you will need:

  • Two 100g bars of Lindt 70 percent cocoa dark chocolate, chopped
  • One 100g bar of Lindt classic milk chocolate, chopped
  • Three eggs, separated
  • 300ml of heavy cream
  • 100ml of milk
  • One dessert spoon of sugar

Here is what you will need to do:

Put the chopped chocolate pieces into a bowl and add the milk. Dissolve the chocolate and milk in a hot water bath (water must not boil). Beat the yolks until foamy, remove the bowl from the hot water bath and stir the foamy egg yolks into the chocolate mixture. Beat the egg whites together with the sugar until they are stiff and have a creamy texture; pour into the chocolate mixture and mix well. Whip the cream until it has a thick, creamy texture and mix it into the chocolate mixture (keep some whipped cream for garnish, if desired). Pour the mousse into a bowl and cover with transparent plastic wrap. Keep cool at 1-5°C over night.

Easy chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for V-Day.

Delicious chocolate truffles will put a smile on anyone’s face. This recipe is so easy and is definitely an indulgent treat.

Here is what you will need:

Ganache for milk chocolate truffles:

  • 60ml of heavy cream
  • 150g of Lindt Milk Chocolate, chopped
  • One tablespoon of butter, softened

Ganache for white chocolate truffles:

  • 60ml of heavy cream
  • 150g of Lindt White Chocolate, chopped

Ganache for dark chocolate truffles:

  • 60ml of heavy cream
  • 150g of Lindt Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped
  • One tablespoon of butter, softened

Here is what you will need to do:

Heat the cream until it just comes to a boil, add the chopped chocolate and remove pan from heat. Stir or whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Only for milk or dark truffles: Stir in the butter until the ganache is smooth. Put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap ensuring that the plastic makes contact with the entire surface of the ganache. Refrigerate over night or until the ganache is set. For forming the truffles, use a melon baller, small ice cream scoop or teaspoon. Roll the ganache in a ball and place on parchment paper. Roll finished truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder.

Recipes: Lindt

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