1. distrustful or contemptuous of virtue, esp selflessness in others; believing the worst of others, esp that all acts are selfish
2. sarcastic; mocking
3. showing contempt for accepted standards of behaviour, esp of honesty or morality
The free dictionary by Farlex
Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of a Christian saint, named valentinus. One legend believes that the roman Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, so he decided to outlaw marriage for young men. valentinus realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
For cynical people like myself, legends are nothing but a brothers Grimm tale and Valentine’s Day is a mere Hallmark marketing scheme.
So what can I possibly write for a valentine's day blog post?
Beats me! But I do have a heart shaped cookie recipe to share
if only for the sweet irony of things.
Super Simple heart shaped butter cookies
200g cold chopped butter
60g powder sugar
1 beaten egg
Zest from 1 lemon
Your favorite chocolate/jam/ lemon curd/ dulce de leche spread
Mix the butter, Flour and lemon zest in a food processor until you get dough crumbs. Add the powdered sugar and continue to mix using few short pulses. Slowly add the beaten egg, and stop mixing when all crumbs come together to form a unified dough. (There’s no need to add the whole egg if the dough comes together before that)
Wrap the dough in cling film, and let rest in the fridge for an hour.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter the shape of a heart to cut 30 hearts out of the dough.
Place on a baking tray and bake in a preheated 180c oven
For 15 minutes, or until the cookies get a nice golden color.
Let cool, and spread your filling of choice between 2 cookies.
For a fancier cookie; Melt 100g of white chocolate, and use a spoon to create lines over the cookie.