Happy birthday, Mom.
I miss you and, all these years later, I’m still very, very sorry about breaking William.
My mom’s heart biscuits (from her handwritten notes)
Makes about 100 biscuits
125ml (1/2 cup) butter
250ml (1 cup) sugar
25ml (2 TBSP) milk
2,5ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla essence
625ml (2 ½ cups) cake flour
10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
2,5ml (1/2 tsp) salt
Soften butter with wooden spoon while adding sugar, until well blended.
Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.
Add sifted dry ingredients.
Put mixture in the fridge for 30 mins.
Roll out (3mm thickness) and cut into shapes.
Bake on a greased tray at 180C for 10 minutes.
You’re not here today, but you are with me always.
Your face is in my mirror.
I talk to my child in your voice.
My hands; veined now, are yours.
I will never stop missing you.
Sleep tight …
Don’t let the bugs bite!