Looking to share the sourdough love this Valentine's Day? Then this collection of the best sourdough recipes for Valentine's Day is for you!
Whether you want to spoil your loved ones with heart shaped sourdough sugar cookies, a giant sourdough chocolate chip cookie to share or a sourdough star bread filled with chocolate, there's sure to be something here to show your sweetheart how much you love them!
Why Bake Sourdough on Valentine's Day?
Showing your love on Valentine's Day could not be easier with sourdough! Gifting something you've made with sourdough is extra special because sourdough takes more time, effort and thought to bake, given the natural fermentation times. Even something simple like sharing a glass of wine and a plate of your favorite cheese and sourdough crackers can be a truly heartfelt sentiment.
What is the Significance of Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day, celebrated annually on February 14th, is a cultural and commercial holiday dedicated to love and affection. It is a day when people express their feelings of love, appreciation, and friendship to those dear to them, often through the exchange of cards, gifts, flowers, and romantic gestures.
The origins of Valentine's Day are somewhat obscure and have roots in both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. One popular legend suggests that Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who lived during the Roman Empire. According to the story, Saint Valentine defied Emperor Claudius II's decree forbidding soldiers to marry and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
While the true historical origins remain uncertain, Valentine's Day has evolved over the centuries and gained widespread popularity as a day to celebrate love and affection in various cultures around the world. Today, it is characterized by expressions of love, the exchange of romantic greetings, and the celebration of relationships.
Best Sourdough Recipes for Valentine's Day
This special selection of sourdough recipes have been hand picked just for Valentine's Day and are sure to impress all that are lucky enough to taste them! From heart shaped sourdough waffles to chocolate sourdough bread and sourdough strawberry cake, there's sure to be something to tickle your tastebuds this Valentine's Day.
Heart Shaped Sourdough Bread
Surprise your Valentine with a heart shaped sourdough bread loaf! You don't need anything special to create this heart shaped loaf - just a round banneton, or even a bowl!
Heart Shaped Sourdough Waffles
These quick and easy sourdough waffles require no fermentation time and make the perfect way to spoil your Valentine at breakfast time!
Sourdough Strawberry Shortcakes
These delicious sourdough strawberry shortcakes will rock your world! Flaky, buttery sourdough biscuits made with cream and sugar and filled with fresh strawberries and vanilla whipped cream.
Sourdough Skillet Cookie
This is the perfect sourdough dessert recipe to share on Valentine's Day. Topped with vanilla ice cream, it's the perfect shareable dessert for 2, 4 or even 6 people! I've even added a tonne of different flavor combinations if you want something a little different than chocolate chips!
Sourdough Butter Candle
Spoil the light of your life with a homemade butter candle nestled in their favorite sourdough bread! Bread and butter totally counts as dinner ... especially when it looks this pretty!
Sourdough Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate is the way to everyone's hearts, right? Well, then these sourdough chocolate crinkle cookies are going to be loved by your Valentine for sure!
Sourdough Chocolate Star Bread
A special treat for any occasion, this sourdough chocolate star bread will be the superstar of your Valentine's Day! It's so much easier than it looks and will show your loved ones just how much you care!
Sourdough Chocolate Mug Cake
This quick and easy sourdough chocolate mug cake is the perfect way to spoil your Valentine without a lot of time or effort.
Chocolate Sourdough Bread
You could choose to make a special chocolate sourdough bread or even a chocolate sourdough discard bread for your loved one this Valentine's Day.
Heart Shaped Sourdough Sugar Cookies
Make these special sourdough sugar cookies into heart shaped delights, perfect to spoil your loved one with on Valentine's Day. You can easily use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create hearts with this dough. Then you can frost them with your favorite butter icing or pink fondant. Whatever you choose, these are sure to share the sourdough love on Valentine's Day.
Sourdough Strawberry Cake
This sweet sourdough strawberry cake is sure to say I love you this Valentine's Day!
Sweet Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
Nothing says I love you like sweet, soft sourdough cinnamon rolls slathered in vanilla cream cheese frosting! Seriously, nothing compares to these sourdough cinnamon buns!
Sourdough Carrot Cake
Sourdough Carrot Cake is such a special treat! I think I would love eating this above chocolate (yep, I admitted it - I'm a huge carrot cake fan). I actually developed this recipe for my husband who absolutely loves carrot cake. This one is especially moist and can be fermented overnight, providing superior flavor and texture.
Sourdough Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam
Frosted Strawberry Sourdough Pop Tarts
Frosted strawberry sourdough pop tarts make the ultimate sweet Valentine's Day Breakfast for your sweetheart! Made with golden, flaky sourdough crust, these strawberry hand pies feature a pretty pink frosting, perfect for saying I love you!
Sourdough Chocolate Chai Sourdough Loaf Cake
Sourdough Chocolate Waffles
What makes sourdough waffles better? Chocolate! These would make the perfect chocolate treat on Valentine's Day morning, served with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread
What makes sourdough bread even better? Chocolate! This Valentine's Day treat is a lovely way to share your love of sourdough with the people you care about. This chocolate chip sourdough bread is delicious served with homemade cultured butter or whipped honey cinnamon butter.
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn't love sourdough chocolate chip cookies with their soft, chewy centres and slightly crunchy edges? Make these Valentine's Day worth by adding some freeze dried strawberries or raspberries along with your favorite chocolate chips.
Sourdough Bread with Coffee & Maple Infused Dates
This sourdough bread with coffee and maple infused dates is one of the original recipes published on the Pantry Mama website. This unique flavor combination stands the test of time and will be loved by your coffee loving sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
Baked Chocolate Sourdough Brioche Donut Balls
These are the ultimate Valentine's Day treat, filled with chocolate and dusted with cinnamon sugar. No one will blame you if you don't want to share!
Sourdough Chocolate Cake
Nothing says I love you like rich sourdough chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache! Let's get baking!
Wishing you sourdough success this Valentine's Day! May all the sourdough love be with you.