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The Perfect Gift For Every Type of Mum...

The Perfect Gift For Every Type of Mum...

The Perfect Gift for Every Type of Mum

The head-chef mum

 

Only she can make those scrambled eggs the way you like them. Only she can get the pasta al dente with a sauce to die for. To all those baking smells that take you back to your childhood and lovely memories of her in the kitchen preparing you a homemade meal...

If your mum is one of those mums, we suggest you put all that love and passion back in the kitchen and make her something special  - it could be her favourite tiramisu recipe, a breakfast in bed, or why not some lovely pistachio mini-cakes with a warm cup of tea.


 


Ingredients:

 

175g of lightly salted butter

75g of plain flower

140g of pistachios

1 tsp of baking powder

175g of golden caster sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tbsp of milk.

 

For the icing

 

290g of full-fat cream cheese

50g of lightly salted butter

100g of icing sugar.

 

 

 


 

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and grease a 12-hole silicone muffin or friand mould, then dust with a little flour, and tip out the excess. Put the pistachios in a food processor and blitz. Add the remaining cake ingredients and blend again into a creamy mixture. Use 2 spoons to fill each hole of your tray 2/3 full, place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the mould for 10 mins, then run a knife around the edge of each cake and turn out onto a wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, make the icing. Using an electric hand whisk, blend 3 tbsp of the cream cheese with the butter until smooth and then add the remaining cream cheese and icing sugar. Whizz again until creamy, transfer to a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle and chill until ready to use.
  3. When the cakes are cool, pipe spikes of icing on top of each one, and then sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Can be made ahead – store the un-iced cakes in a sealed container for up to 3 days and chill the icing for 2 days.

 

 

For the gardener mum

 

If at any point in your life you felt jealous of the way your mum took care of her plants, this is the time to make peace and embrace the gardener mum. This amazing gift will make her passion for plants grow, and who knows, you might be lucky enough to get a bottle of home grown wine in a few years.

Two ready-to-plant grape vines impressively gift wrapped makes a perfect gift for wine lovers or gardeners who might like to own a vineyard in their back garden



Specially chosen grape vines (one red, one white) they will thrive in our fickle British climate and produce a harvest of delicious grapes within a couple of years, we include full care and cultivation instructions Grapevine Gift has been chosen by notonthehighstreet.com customers as GIFT OF THE YEAR 2014.

 

This fantastic gift comes beautifully packed ready to impress even before it is opened in a stunning wooden crate made from sustainable wood.

 

Get it from: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ (product code) 137799 only £44

 


 

 

 

For the crafty mum

If your mum is one of those creative mums, who pulls out her knitting needles every October, or joins cooking classes and always used to decorate your school books. Here is a great alternative to the afternoon tea. Get crafty at The Pottery Café in Fulham, Richmond or Battersea, where not only can you enjoy a delicious homemade cake and a steaming cup of tea, but you can spend the afternoon painting and decorating your own mugs! You can make this a family day, and invite all the kids of the family to join! Make sure to book your place and check the website for other events and classes.

http://www.pottery-cafe.com/

 

For the Glam mum

Great sense of style? Personality of a diva? Champagne lover? If the answer is YES YES YES, you should treat your mum (and why not yourself)! Lastminute.com offers a variety of options for every kind of budget, but we think this one is the best value for money!

‘Get ready for summer’ package at the River Wellbeing Spa at Hotel Rafayel  - Battersea, London

Created to inspire and guide you to complete health, the River Wellbeing Spa incorporates beauty treatments and grooming services alongside exercise programmes and traditional wellbeing techniques.

The package consist of: 30 minute Elemis facial, a choice between a 30 minute salt body scrub OR a 30 minute detox body wrap. Plus 50% off a 2 course meal at Banyan on the Thames.

Complimentary glass of bubbly and a glass of aloe vera juice. Full use of spa facilities (for a maximum of four hours) including: Small hydrotherapy pool, sauna & steam room, gym, jacuzzi and relaxation area

All this for £55

 

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