Happy Valentine’s Day
I have always loved Valentine’s Day.
Probably because my birthday is the day before and I’ve always had these two great days together.
I had many birthday’s that had Valentine themes with Cupids and Red Roses, Hearts and Red Velvet when I was growing up.
Just a few past birthday’s with cake and ice cream.
Some of my birthday’s from when I was a young girl.
The little dolls and trinkets you see here were gifts to me when I was young.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a box of Chocolates.
This year we decided to try our hand at a Valentine’s Day treat,
We made our version of this famous dessert very easy.
All the beauty and taste without a bunch of fuss or expense. Here is what we did……
2 Boxes of Sugar Free Brownie Mixes, (and the package ingredients of eggs, water, and vegetable oil.)
2 Jars of Maraschino Cherries, drained (preferably without the stems.)
Can of Cherry Pie Filling, any brand you prefer.
White Rum, 4 T.
My Baking Pans lined with Cupcake Cups
(Just in case you are wondering what those spikes are in my muffin tin on the left in the photo above, it is a special tin that you can place something on that spike and keep it secure while you pour your batter around it. But here it isn’t necessary as I like the cherries to float around the cupcake cup and not be so stationary.)
Each brownie mix called for one egg. I was so impressed with how strong this little egg was. That has to be the toughest membrane I’m ever come across. And of course I removed all the shells and didn’t add them to the batter. I just liked the shot of the tough egg in the batter, hence the photo.
I like these brownie recipes because they taste good and they are easy to make.
As usual I am always standing on the stool taking photos and it just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without red toes. 🙂
I drained a jar of Maraschino Cherries of it’s juice and placed about 1-3 in each cupcake cup.
I then placed the Brownie Mixture into the cups over the Cherries.
Bake according to Package Instructions.
Letting them cool on a cooling rack.
I did leave a few just like this as I thought they were perfect here. 🙂
I’m very excited for my Valentine Treat!
Now it’s time to soak the Sugar Cubes in about 2 T. of White Rum.
As many as you like.
Time to heat up the Cherry Pie Filling in a pot on the stove top.
While the Sugar Cubes are soaking in the White Rum it’s now time to add some to the Cherry Pie Filling.
Just add about 2 T. of the White Rum here and stir through.
It’s now time to place your Cupcake Brownies onto a nonflammable plate.
We are using a glass one for this.
Just spoon the Cherry Pie Filling over the top and let the goo run down the sides. 🙂
Here Gordon is placing a White Rum soaked Sugar Cube on top of each Brownie.
I’m just gonna snack on these while I wait for the fireworks! 🙂
Now you add the flame!
It was subtle, but nice. Had we used a higher proof of alcohol the flame would have been higher.
We hope your day was very SWEET!
Pretty in Pink Hydrangea’s
(Find the Lollipop)
This was a dessert that I quickly whipped up by slicing a ready made roll cake and arranging the slices on a plate. I then drizzled some raspberry jelly that I melted down in the microwave on top of the cakes and added some fresh raspberries. Topped it off with some of my backyard orchids.
I think it’s look very beautiful!
This is a raspberry vanilla ice cream topped with some fresh raspberry’s and I also added some guava paste that I purchased at the Latin Supermarket, that I had chopped up into little squares. It provided an excellent “chew” to the dessert. That guava paste is also delicious on it’s own!
Just a few of my Valentine goodies!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hearts in the Garden