Strawberry creams

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I know everybody says it, but my Mum is the best.

Since it’s Mother’s Day I thought I’d do something a little special and share some of the many things I love about my Mum.

She’s clever. Insanely clever. Not only is she a whizz academically (she started doing uni papers again this year and has got straight A+ marks!), but she’s clever at all sorts of things – she bakes, cooks, sews, cross-stitches, knits… the lot! I know for certain any baking or crafty skills I have are a direct result of her.

She’s kind. Not just to me, but to everyone she meets. She’s one of those people that don’t have a nasty bone in their body and always manages to see the good in people. She goes out of her way to help people whenever she can – whether it’s preparing meals, running errands or just taking a bit of time out to catch up, she’s always doing something to help brighten up someone else’s day.

She’s supportive. She’s always been right there behind me cheering me on. From  standing on the side of the hockey field in winter and listening to countless band performance to quizzing me before exams or helping us house hunt, she’s always been behind me 100 percent.

She’s beautiful – as much now as she was back when she married my Dad all those years ago. I hope I look half as gorgeous as her on my wedding day (and hope I inherit her gorgeous skin!)

Basically she’s everything you could possibly want in a Mother! I am absolutely so lucky to have her in my life.

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I wanted to say a massive thank you to her this Mother’s Day, so have been busy organising a few special things. One of them being making a batch of strawberry creams – sweet, rich, smooth bit-sized treats that can brighten up your day in just a couple of seconds, just like my Mum!

While they’re dead easy to make, they’re absolutely delicious and make the perfect filler present. I’m sure you’ll absolutely love them.

So happy Mother’s Day Mum! And happy Mother’s Day to all the Mum’s who are reading this – I hope you all had a wonderful day and got completely spoilt.

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Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 680g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2-4 tsp strawberry essence
  • 1-2 drops food colouring (optional)
  • 500g milk chocolate

Method

  1. Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until foamy
  2. Add icing sugar and mix until a soft dough forms. Add strawberry essence and food colouring (optional) and mix until well combined.
  3. Line two baking trays and dust your hands with icing sugar. Roll small balls (approx 1 tsp) of dough and place on prepared trays. Flatted with back of a fork.
  4. Place in fridge and chill until very firm – overnight is best
  5. Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second bursts, mixing well between each. Dip each sweet in chocolate using a fork. Tap off excess before returning to tray. Place in fridge to set.

 

  • http://www.bakingmakesthingsbetter.com Melissa Kelly

    Wow, I’ll have to try these – they are my Mum’s fave to pick out of a box of roses chocolates :)

    • KirstenM

      Definitely – they taste pretty similar to the Roses version!:)