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Unique ideas for Valentine´s day. Prepare a delicious surprise!

We all like to surprise someone special and when we look for a gift for him or her it is always a difficult choice. Have you ever thought it might be to share? The moments of sharing are the most valuable and the ones that remain in the memory. In meia.dúzia® we have original gifts for Valentine's Day, with everything you need to surprise with a flavours tasting. It will certainly be unforgettable!

On February 14th Valentine's Day is celebrated. Planning this day takes some inspiration, we all want to surprise and get away from the daily routine. But if you both enjoy flavours experiences, we help with simple ideas to celebrate and to show how much your partner means to you. Set up a relaxed setting with candles and light music and let the jams and chocolate spreads from meia.dúzia® speak for themselves.

Is chocolate with strawberries a cliche?

Ideas Valentine's Day

Maybe, but have you tried it with Dark Chocolate spread with Strawberry and Chilli? A fusion of hot and aphrodisiacs flavours that appeal to the senses. The strawberry a refreshing and bittersweet fruit contrasts with the intense flavour of the chocolate in a unique way, culminating in a slightly spicy end of the chilli. However, if white chocolate is your preferred we suggest the White Chocolate spread with Orange from the Algarve, Yuzu & Iyokan, with softer notes and citrus. To accompany, we suggest a Sparkling wine Alvarinho like the Quinta de Santiago Bruto Reserva.

An original proposal: Tahini cookies stuffed with Strawberry and Raspberry Jam with Vanilla!

Cookies Valentine's Day

To surprise your boyfriend or girlfriend all you need is this vegan and delicious recipe. A gift with unexpected flavours and mouth-watering. Simple to prepare, see recipe:

Ingredients - 21 cookies:

Cookies (43 individuals):
100 g margarine at room temperature (~ 1/2 cup)
87 g sugar cane (or yellow sugar) (~ 1/3 cup + 2.5 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
50 g tahini (or substitute with peanut butter) (~ 1/4 cup)
3 tablespoons of soy protein
160 g Spelled flour (~ 1 + 1/2 cups)

Filling: Strawberry and Raspberry Jam with Vanilla

Preparation method:
In a bowl mix the margarine with the sugar, salt and vanilla and stir very well, or with an electric mixer, until creamy (about 3 minutes). Then add the tahini, and stir again. Finally add the flour and the protein and stir until incorporated (at this stage avoid stirring the dough too much). Transfer to a clean surface and form a ball with the dough. Wrap the ball in adherent film and take to the refrigerator 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
On a clean surface, strain the dough to about 0.3 cm thick, and with a cookie cutter, cut circles. Arrange the circles in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
With a brush spread melted margarine over the wafers and over the margarine add some sesame seeds. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
Let the cookies cool a few minutes. Then add the cookies two by two and fill them with about 1 tsp. of Strawberry and Raspberry Jam with Vanilla.

What if you prefer salty foods? Meet the Brie Cheese Toast with Red Pepper Chutney and Cress!

Toast Valentine's Day

An elegant proposal, with a soft and mild flavour French cheese with the powerful Red Pepper Chutney, resulting in a crisp and tasty contrast. Learn how to prepare:

1º To toast the sliced bread (we suggest rustic bread);
2º Spread Red Pepper Chutney on toasts to taste;
3º Cut the Brie Cheese and arrange the slices on the chutney, of your preference;
4º Finally, cover the preparation with Watercress;
5º To finish (most important), join your partner and enjoy!

As you can see there’s no need to go out for dinner or cinema, just need a little bit of inspiration to surprise. You can create unique moments in your home, follow our ideas for Valentine's Day and make this day a memorable one!

meia.dúzia® products suggestion

PACK 3 “Love is Colourful”

A set of warm flavours experiences ideal for a more aphrodisiac and special tasting moment. Includes the Passion fruit Jam with Ginger, the White Chocolate spread with Algarve Orange, Yuzu & Iyokan and the São Tomé Dark Chocolate Spread with Strawberry and Chilli.

Pack Valentine's Day

Hamper “Love is Colourful”

A more complete flavours experience set for a richer and more diverse tasting. Includes a Pack 3 with Strawberry and Raspberry Jam with Vanilla, São Tomé Dark Chocolate Spread with Passion Fruit and Red Pepper Chutney, an Orange Blossom honey with chilli , Cashew cookies and Alvarinho Bruto Reserva Sparkling Wine from Quinta de Santiago.

Hamper Valentine's Day

The meia.dúzia® team wishes you a delicious Valentine´s Day!

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