Eat Your Feelings | Decadent Valentine’s Day Desserts

By Penny Kidd
10th Feb 2014

Valentine's Day is all about perfect matches, but who says it needs to be a man/woman? We've tracked down some of the most indulgent sweet treats in Brisbane so you're sure to find your match made in foodie heaven. The one thing you're sure to wake up with the morning after is a sugar comedown and slight toothache.

Sweetest gift

Heart-shaped chocolate boxes may have worked perfectly in 80s movies that probably starred one of the Coreys, but we all have higher standards these days. If you really want to treat yourself, try a selection of hand-made chocolates from Couverture & Co. ranging from chilli ganache, fig and amaretto to fresh date and coffee.

Dessert made for two

You can't get more romantic than sharing a dessert at the end of a meal together. To avoid a battle of the spoons, check out Public's chocolate marquis with cherry and coconut. We promise you, there's more than enough to go around and this decadent dessert with leave you in a blissful state that will see you floating home.

Valentine's doesn't have to be all about chocolate, and if you're in the mood for something more tropical check out Stokehouse's coconut mousse served with rose water jelly, compressed watermelon and pistachio kataifi. This dessert is light as air and one to keep all to yourself.

Tartufo's fondente al cioccolato is our pick for the ultimate Valentine's dessert. This soft centred chocolate fondant is infused with fresh espresso and served with mascarpone cream and shaved Belgian dark chocolate. It will leave you wishing that it was somehow appropriate to pick your plate up and lick it clean. If only…  

Take home treat

Whether you're enjoying a night in with your other half, with the girls or on your own Bridget Jones' style, Dello Mano's Belgian chocolate brownies are a perfect pud.  Try their brownie gift packs that include classic, honey macadamia and peanut butter amongst others. And good luck stopping at one.

Looking for something more substantial on Valentine's Day? Check out our list of Brisbane's most romantic Valentine's Day dinners, here.

TUL Note: Penny is a freelance food writer and obsessive cook, who has returned to Brisbane after ten years living in the UK and Melbourne. She is currently taking her passion for sweets treats one step further and learning the skills to become a pastry chef from her culinary idols, documenting her experiences through her blog Project Pastry. Want more from Penny? Click here for all her articles!

Image credit: Oh My Foodness

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