I have agreed to host my friend’s Valentine’s dinner. She is involved with a vampire, so I made some foods that they can both enjoy. Today we can put together all the foods for our Vampire Valentine’s dinner. It will include some tomato soup, medium rare steak with a cherry wine sauce and red velvet brownies. Also, don’t forget your Vampire Blood Cocktail…
I’ve tried to use foods with shades of red because her boyfriend likes black and red.
I’ve used Jade’s homemade soup recipe for this meal.
Steak and Sauce
Red Wine and Cherry Sauce
- 1 tbs honey
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 cup pitted cherries
- 1 cup red wine
Heat the honey in a pan on a low heat, add the cherries then add the sugar. Let it simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add the wine and bring to a simmer. This sauce is great to add to steak. You can even cook the steak or pieces of beef in this sauce for a lovely, bold, wine-infused taste.
I’ve chosen steak, because vampires would probably be more into meaty dishes than vegetables…. you can cook the steak the way you prefer, but I made mine extra rare for visuals.
Red Velvet and Oreo Truffle Brownies.
Red Velvet Brownies. To keep things simple for the brownies, I used a red velvet mug recipe. It reduces the baking time. Valentines day is on a week day this year and you might not have a lot of time to prepare your meal.
- 3 tbsp buttermilk
- 1½ tbsp vegetable oil
- red gel food coloring
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch salt
- 4 tbsp self-raising flour, see notes
- 4 Oreo cookies
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese
- 100 g melting chocolate
Mix all the wet ingredients together. Then, add the sugar, cocoa and salt. Whisk the mixture together. Fold in the self-raising flour. Grease a square (5 x 3 1/2 inch) microwave-proof container. Microwave at high for 1 – 1/12 minutes.
Crush the Oreo cookies and melt the cream cheese in the microwave (1/2 minute). Mix the cookies and cream cheese together and scoop onto the red velvet cake. You will have to help the mixture along with a spoon…or your finger. Top with melted chocolate and cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes. It could also be served warm.
….And there it is, a vampire inspired Valentine’s dinner.