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

1 egg

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.

Mix well.

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!


67 Comments Add yours

  1. libraryscene says:

    A lovely way to honor, and remember, your mother.

    1. theonlycin says:

      There are so many conversations I would still like to have with her …

  2. Brings tears to my eyes Cin. How I miss my mum too!! I will miss her forever xoxox

    1. theonlycin says:

      Time doesn’t make it easier, eh?

  3. What a beautiful and special post to honour your Mom and her birthday with her heart biscuits.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      I sort of fancied she was looking over my shoulder as I baked 🙂

  4. You turnd those misty eyes around (that sounds painful, but you know what I mean – right?)and sent them right back to me, didn’t you? I love the cookie rcipe and your beautiful poem about your Mom. If she was anything like you – she’s someone I would love to have known!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I see her in me more and more as I get older 🙂

  5. leigh says:

    Handwriting, unique.

    1. theonlycin says:

      New (old) blue parfait glass, making mango sorbet to go in it this afternoon 🙂

      1. leigh says:

        Makes me feel like painting furniture 🙂

  6. Nzwaa says:

    Beautiful Cin.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Sweetie 🙂

  7. good one. I wish I felt that way about mine.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Odd, I just realised you never talk about her …

  8. My heart aches a little at this, Cindy. The biscuits are beautiful. Mad and I will make a round after school for your Mum’s birthday.

    1. theonlycin says:

      That’s sweet of you, Kate, enjoy your kitchen time with your girl 🙂

  9. adeeyoyo says:

    Beautiful, Cindy! And your poem could be mine. How I miss my mom, but I do sometimes feel her in the room with me.

  10. slpmartin says:

    Such a very special post..one many of us can relate to in our own way…thank you my friend.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Night night, Charles, may your dreams be peaceful ones 🙂

  11. Yvette says:

    What special heart biscuits and they are all just perfect!Treasured memories and recipe. x

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Yvette, the recipe is foolproof 🙂 xxx

  12. Tilly Bud says:

    I miss my Mum, too. Hugs.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hugs back atcha, Honey 🙂

  13. What a lovely way to remember your Mom Cin. I’m sure she smiled as you baked the biscuits and that she has forgiven you for breaking William. Have a great week xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too, Sweetie 🙂

  14. granny1947 says:

    Hi Love…now I will think of your Mom…have sent the recipe home…teenager will have fun making them!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m sure she will 🙂

  15. That could quite possibly bring me to tears! I miss my gran like that.
    Those biscuits look delicious!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Having some right now with my coffee 🙂 xxx

  16. Rita says:

    How sweet, Cindy!! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Rita, I feel kinda soppy today 🙂

  17. bandsmoke says:

    Happy Birthday Cindy’s Mom – I hope you know what a fabulous daughter you have, she is a credit to you and such a good person to “know”.

    A great post Cin and an awesome recipe, hope to try it when the next baking blitz comes around 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, so kind you are 🙂

  18. SuziCate says:

    I know she knew breaking William was an accident. The bittersweetness of memories.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed, bittersweet 🙂

  19. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I’m glad she had the wisdom not to scold you. You knew, as much as she loved William, that she loved you more. Blessings to you, Cindy…

  20. nrhatch says:

    Cin ~ Just so you know, I posted my last post, Stop Watching Stale Re-Runs, BEFORE seeing this.


    1. theonlycin says:

      No worries, hearts 🙂

  21. halfp1nt says:

    Beautiful tribute to your Mom, Cindy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Shorty 🙂

  22. Pseu says:

    Lovely, lovely.

    Don’t be hard on yourself.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Lessons learned 🙂

  23. Lovely tribute to your mom, Cindy. Happy birthday.
    Sunshine xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Sunshine xxx

  24. Tokeloshe says:

    Beautiful !

    You are so fortunate to have such a great recipe in your mom’s handwriting.

    Love the poem and the handkerchief.


    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s a table napkin, Tok, I am lucky to have her complete set, including the tablecloth 🙂

  25. souldipper says:

    What a great way to put together a bundle of precious past, Cin.

  26. Tandy says:

    hugs and kisses xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you 🙂 xxx

  27. Gawd…, I can’t imagine not having my Momma (yup…, I’m a Momma girl) around. My Mom tells me she still thinks of random things from time to time & thinks how much it’d be fun to share it with her mother. Moms are the business 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Indeed they are, Chef 🙂

  28. oh cin. this is beautiful. luv.

  29. Oh man oh man, thank you for sharing the hand written recipe. Butter biscuits are the besttttt … and awww upon that your mom made them into a heart shape as well. Simply lovely 🙂

  30. Oh man oh man, thank you for sharing the hand written recipe. Butter biscuits are the besttttt and awww upon that your mom made them into a heart shape as well. Simply lovely 🙂

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