Last Friday, St. Valentine’s Day, I heard BBC radio mentioning that in Japan it is women who give chocolates, and it is for all the men in their life, not just for boyfriends/husbands but also dads, brothers, friends, teachers, co-workers, bosses etc…
Yes, that is kind of true.
BUT they missed the vital information; there is a day called “White day” in Japan, 14th March, men who received the gifts on Valentine’s day need to give some gifts in return (often more expensive one).
There you go, Japanese girls aren’t that kind to give chocolates for nothing, you know.
In our house, we do Valentine’s day in UK way.
We exchange cards, my husband usually treats me for chocolate and flowers, so I try to cook something nice for dinner, as going out became impossible since we got boys.
The chocolate was from a company called, Artisan du Chocolat, of which he gave me a box some years ago and I really liked and requested this year.
I am so easy to be pleased for anything if someone give me a gift. Gift is gift, I do appreciate the fact someone wanted to give me something. I am not fussy.
But really, I am hard to please when it comes to cakes and chocolate.
Thank you so much, my lovely husband!
In return, I baked you a cake. (Is that fair exchange? I am not sure.)
It’s chocolate mousse and raspberry mousse on flour-less chocolate sponge.
I like the sharpness of raspberry with sweet chocolate. I might have put slightly too much raspberry mousse, if you wanted real chocolate kick. But I knew we were having chocolate box (I bought a box of dark chocolate for my husband from my volunteer work), so I liked it to be fruity rather than being heavy chocolate.
I think the cake got good shine and texture. The side could be neater, but considering it is first time I did this coating, I’m happy with the results.
Happy St.Valentine, till next year.