How to Plan a Romantic Breakfast for Two
A Romantic Valentine's Breakfast for Two
What other way would you want to start out the "Day of Love" on February 14 than with a romantic breakfast for two? My favorite romantic breakfast includes thin heart shaped waffles, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and if you don't have to run off to work, a fluted glass of champagne!
If Valentine's Day falls on a workday, then a nice glass of fresh squeezed orange juice in a stemmed glass is just the finishing touch. Or for those who cannot start their day without a cup of coffee, add just a bit of flavoring and dollop of whipped cream to a nice cup of joe.
My sweetheart brings me a fresh rose from our garden and puts it in a bud vase. This would be a nice added touch to your Sweetheart Breakfast. If you cannot have a fresh flower from your garden (I live in the southwest with the luxury of flowers all winter), a single rose from the local grocery store will do.
I happen to own a heart-shaped waffle maker that I use to make our own heart-shaped waffles. These waffles are thin and delicious. Because they are thin, they bake quickly so you don't have to be in the kitchen longer than necessary to put together this lovely breakfast for your sweetheart!
A lovely idea would be to serve this delicious meal on a bed tray for breakfast in bed. This would just be the most romantic of all.
All Photos featured in this article are taken by myself, Nancianne!
How to Make Perfect Waffles
Waffles contain only a few ingredients and are easy to mix and bake. According to the Ann Pillsbury Baking Book, published December 1950, waffles turn out the best when we follow these simple rules:
The first simple rule is in the mixing. Combine liquid and dry ingredients, mixing until smooth. Eggs may be separated and the stiffly beaten egg whites folding in last. This ensures a fluffy inside and crispy outside of your waffle. You may store waffle batter in the refrigerator for several hours until time to bake them.
Second rule is in the actual baking of the waffle. A waffle iron should be heated and lightly greased to avoid the waffles sticking. Even the new nonstick versions of waffle irons need a light spray of a nonstick coating so you can avoid the frustration of sticking waffles that break when you try to pry them out of the waffle iron. Do not lift the top of the waffle iron once the batter is baking. The longer the baking time, the crispier and browner the waffles. Bake waffles until steam is no longer visible.
Waffle iron grids can be easily cleaned with a clean cloth. Just wipe the cooled grid clean and leave open to dry completely.
Photo by Nancy Johnson
Top notch waffle iron that makes heart shaped waffles in minutes. It has a great non-stick surface so your heart waffles come out perfectly each time. The red casing is bright and fun especially for a special gift. It arrives boxed and ready for gift-wrapping.
Homemade Waffle Batter
This recipe makes a medium-thick waffle, but if you want them thinner, crispy and crunchy waffle, use more liquid. If you want them fat and fluffy use less liquid. This recipe comes from my grandmother's cookbook that was handed down to me from my mother. The key to the best tasting fluffy waffles is separating the eggs and folding the stiff egg whites into the batter right before baking.
Photo by LilMonkey
- 2 cups sifted enriched flour
- 3 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/3 cup melted shortening or salad oil
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside. Combine in separate mixing bowl egg yolks, well beaten, milk and oil. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients all at once and mix until well blended. Beat egg whites in another mixing bowl until stiff but not dry and fold gently into batter. Bake in preheated heart shaped waffle iron until steaming ceases and waffle is golden brown.
History of the Heart Waffle
The Shape of Love
The Scandinavian style waffles are common throughout the Nordic countries. These waffles are generally thinner than all other styles of waffles around the world with the common shape being hearts. The batter is similar to other waffle recipes and they are served up sweet with whipped cream and sweet berries.
Other sweet toppings served with these heart waffles include jams, preserves, ice cream and other fruit syrups. Or find some really large ripe strawberries and place them next to the waffles. The Swedish even have a "waffle day" when these delicious thin waffles are traditionally served.
I fell in love with these style of waffles when I was given a heart shape waffle iron when I was first married many, many years ago. This waffle iron is still making delicious heart shape waffles for my loved ones.
Photo by LilMonkey
Valentine's Day Breakfast Menu Ideas
A Sweet Treat
Valentine's Day is a day of love. Whether you are preparing breakfast in bed for your "sweetheart" or cooking a special Valentine's Day breakfast for a large family, focusing the menu around heart waffles make this breakfast meal fun. The first menu idea is my favorite, but I have listed other menu ideas that are equally outstanding.
Valentine's Day Breakfast for Two
- Heart Waffles
- Fresh Strawberries
- Whipped Cream
- Lean Sausage Links
- Dry Champagne
Valentine's Day Breakfast for a Family
- A Stack of Heart Waffles
- Strawberry Flavored Syrup
- Scrambled Eggs
- Orange Juice
Valentine's Day Breakfast Treat for Kids
- Heart Waffles
- Peanut Butter
- Maple Syrup
- Banana Slices
- Strawberry Milk
These are several of my favorite menus for this special day of love. I love waffles in my menu for breakfast, but I am sure you will create some menu ideas of your own.
Happy Valentine's Day!
A Sweetheart Gift Idea to Consider
Surprise your sweetie with this unique gift.
Heart-shaped waffles for a romantic breakfast can not be possible without the waffle iron to make them. There are several top-rated waffle irons to choose from. They are all designed to make the traditional 5 waffle hearts at one time.
I have a small heart waffle iron that I received as a gift many years ago. I love it and the thin waffles it makes. The non-stick surface sure makes it much easy to cook waffles nowadays then years past when we had to "season" our waffle irons before we could use them.
Today waffle makers are so easy to use and foolproof with automatic timers and indicator lights to let us know when the waffles are done. The browning settings let you make waffles to everyone's taste. This unique heart-shaped gift would be perfect for Valentine's Day, an Anniversary gift, Wedding gift or even a birthday gift for the sweetheart in your life!
Cute Gift Idea!
A cute gift idea for someone with kids. Make Valentine Waffles on Valentine's Day as a sweet treat!