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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day is an annual commemoration
held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.

The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established
by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD.

It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards

The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer
in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

In Finland Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's day".
As the name indicates, this day is more about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones.

In Chinese culture, there is an older observance related to lovers, called "The Night of Sevens"
(Chinese: 七夕; pinyin: Qi Xi). According to the legend, the Cowherd star and the Weaver Maid star
are normally separated by the milky way (silvery river) but are allowed to meet by crossing it
on the 7th day of the 7th month of the Chinese calendar.

info taken from wikipedia

A special made heart-shape mould.

Ingredients A   
80g caster sugar  |  3 omega eggs  |  1 tea spoon vanilla essence   

Ingredient B
170g butter  |  200g cooking chocolate chips

Ingredient C
80ml F&N Evap Filed Milk  |  180g self-raising flour  |  20g coco powder

Preheat oven to 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Melt ingredient B in a double-boiler, set side (half melt will do)

Beat ingredient A until light and fluffy. (about 4 minutes)

Add in ingredients B, mixure and stir well

Fold in Ingredient C, mix well

Transfer to the cake tin and bake at 180 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 55 to 60 minutes.

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