As you all know, it was mother’s day last Sunday. In France, mother’s day is in June so I didn’t send anything to my mum (I just phoned her to say “happy British mother’s day!!”). Even if I didn’t plan anything for her, I thought about my mother-in-law. I knew that my boyfriend wouldn’t give anything special to her, just a card and a big hug.
Obviously I was wrong because a few days before mother’s day, he asked me to help him make a cake as a present! We had a think about it and decided to make a big version of a fruity macaroon.
We made normal macaroon batter, shaped big shells and cooked them for about 30mins. We then prepared a French style raspberry butter cream and spread it on one of the shell, topped it with mashed strawberries and placed sliced strawberries all around the edges.
My boyfriend’s brother made a starter and a main course so we had a whole meal ready for Sunday evening.
Everything was lovely; the macaroon was just amazing, very fruity, mum in law even had a second slice (but don’t tell anybody)!!