Valentine's Day Bread

The 14th of February marks Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and romance. So in true Fosters Bakery style, we used some of our left-over dough to have some fun! We used beetroot dough to create some heart-shaped bread.

Mixing dough Fosters Bakery

Start by making a dough! Ours is a plain white dough with added beetroot flakes which gives the dough a lovely pink colour.

shaping dough Fosters Bakery

When you have the rolling technique mastered, roll small balls of dough and try to make them the same size as each other. We weighed ours to make sure they were the same size.

Rolling Dough Fosters Bakery

Before rolling the smaller pieces of dough, practice with bigger ones in order to get the technique right.

Shaping dough Fosters Bakery

We printed an A3 outline of a love heart, placed it under tracing paper and placed our balls of dough on top, following the outline as a guide. We made two love hearts, one filled and and one just an outline. Remember to remove the paper with the printed outline on before going into the oven!

FLAVOURS TO GO WITH OUR LOVE HEART BREAD

In our technical department, we have a big book of flavours to refer to when comes to getting some inspiration when pairing flavours. So, we looked at what would go with beetroot, some of the flavours that came back were mint, onion and chocolate. So, to go with our tear-and-share style bread, we made a yoghurt and mint dip, a caramelised onion chutney option with Wensleydale cheese with cranberries and a chocolate ganache.

Scroll down to see how ours turned out! We also brushed ours with some edible glitter to add another element of sparkle.

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Dips (left to right): mint and yoghurt, caramelised onion and chocolate ganache

Dips (left to right): mint and yoghurt, caramelised onion and chocolate ganache

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Caramelised onion chutney and Wensleydale cheese with cranberries

Caramelised onion chutney and Wensleydale cheese with cranberries

Mint and yoghurt spread

Mint and yoghurt spread

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We hope you loved our little Valentine’s Day treat, let us know if you are baking anything for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!