Make Your Valentine's Day Sweeter With These Desserts
This week, calories don't count.
This Valentine's season, why not skip the usual box of chocolates and go for more exciting options? Here's a list of desserts so that saying how you feel can be a delicious affair:
1 The Manila Baker's Valentine's Bundle
Get cheesy with this Valentine's Bundle which includes an 8-inch Basque Burnt Cheesecake and half a dozen Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just like the perfect kind of love, these desserts aren't cloyingly sweet, thanks to a good balance of sweet and salty. The cheesecake's caramelized top offers a welcome bitter note to complement the creamy richness while the cookie's salt helps downplay the sweetness.
To order: Message The Manila Baker on Instagram. Allot at least 2 days lead time.
2 Carousel Creamery's Valentine's Ice Creams
Known for its 101 ice cream flavors, you can be sure that these guys have ice cream flavors that are perfect for the season. Their Valentine's recommendations are Milk & Roses, Rainbow Lifesavers, Mascarpone & Dark Cherries, Strawberry Cereal &Milk,
If you're heading to their store, a single scoop is P95, a double scoop is P160, and a triple scoop is P225. If you want to throw your loved one an ice cream party, get their party pack for P999. If you want to take out their goods, a pint is P350, a can is P700, and a 3-flavored rectangular tin can is P850.
To order: Go to Carousel Creamery at 8 Missouri Street, Greenhills, San Juan Manila. For inquiries, call 755-9092.
3 Casa San Luis' Valentine's Cupcakes
These limited Valentine's cupcakes are exclusive for Valentine's Day so make sure you get them while you can! Choose from these flavors: Calamansi Marshmallow, Strawberry Tres Leches, or Chocolate Salted Caramel.
Price: Six 3-ounce cupcakes or 12 bite-sized cupcakes are at P450.
To order: Message Casa San Luis Pastries at (0916) 644-8522, Monday to Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pick-up point is in Makati near Rockwell or you may have it delivered through Lalamove.
4 Christa Manila's Tarta de Queso
Christa Mendiola is one of Yummy's recipe contributors-which should be proof of how good this Valentine's treat might be. Just look at that caramelized top!
Price: P800 (6-inch tart), P1,500 (8-inch-tart)
To order: Message Home Chef Mom on Instagram at (0917) 890-5747. Order at least 3 days before pick-up.
5 Classic Confections' Mini Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake
For this month, Classic Confections is releasing their Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake in a size that's enough for that one person you love.
Price: P295 each
To order: To buy Classic Confections' creations, go to any Nono's restaurant nationwide for the whole month of February. Visit nonos.ph for a list of branches.
6 Borough's Mom's Cookie Dough Tubs
Freshly baked cookies always spell love. The perfectly formulated cookie dough from Borough's are so good, nobody will blame you if you baked them and let everyone believe that you baked them yourself.
Price: P280 (small tub, makes 18 cookies); P480 (big tub, makes 36 cookies)
To order: Call Borough at (0966) 400-1150 or (0918) 882-7482.
7 Baker On East's Raspberry Rose Ripple
A standard bouquet of roses is so cliché! Mix it up with the bright flavor of raspberry in a crumbly honey-sweetened shortbread with a white chocolate finish-now that's something worth remembering.
Price: P600 per dozen.
8 Caramia's Strawberry Shortcake
We don't think that it's a coincidence that strawberries and the day of hearts are in season at the same time. If that special someone loves strawberries and fluffy cake, this is definitely the way to truly win their hearts.
Price: If you visit one of Caramia's locations, you can buy a slice at P160 each. You can also buy the whole cake for P1,195 or have it delivered to your doorstep.