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Gorgeous edible gift ideas for your Valentine

by Genevieve Halbert

published on 9 February 2022

Want to make a thoughtful gesture this Valentine’s Day? Try creating your very own edible gifts. From rhubarb and custard kisses to white chocolate biscotti, these recipes are sure to make an impression with the object of your affection.

white chocolate biscotti

White Chocolate Biscotti

by Jane Dunn

Does your Valentine like something sweet with their morning cup of coffee? A batch of these white chocolate biscotti will be sure to win them over.

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The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

If your Valentine is an Ottolenghi fan, they’ll love this almond, barberry, and orange brittle from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team.

Nadiya Hussain’s Rhubarb and Custard Butter Kisses

Nadiya Hussain’s Rhubarb and Custard Butter Kisses

These tender, buttery biscuits are sandwiched together with a combination of white chocolate and crushed rhubarb and custard candies – the perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Heart Cookies

Heart Cookies

by Emma Marsden

Covered with bright pink icing and dotted with white hearts, these crisp lemon biscuits make for a charming gift.

Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Keep your loved one warm and cosy for the rest of winter with this hot chocolate recipe. These quantities make enough for 16 servings, so make a batch, pop it into a jar and wrap it up this Valentine’s Day.

Raspberry Marshmallow Cake

Raspberry Marshmallow Cake

by Hope, Greenwood

Your Valentine will be charmed by this raspberry marshmallow cake from Hope and Greenwood. Sweet, gooey, and appropriately pink, this cake has “Valentine’s Day” written all over it.

Marzipan Hearts

Marzipan Hearts

by Emma Marsden

If you’re short of time, you can cheat this recipe by using naturally coloured ready-made marzipan instead of homemade.

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