Mum, only for you
my song flies
Mum, but my most beautiful song is you
you are my life
and for the rest of my life I’ll never leave you again
Claudio Villa dedicated a really famous song to his mum – you’ve probably heard it before.
You know, Italians are famous for their attachment to their mums, and most of the time this is true.
We say “there is only one mum and there is no one like her” (for better or worse hehe).
Did you know that mother’s day doesn’t fall on the same day everywhere? For example, in Italy this year it will be the 14th of May (it’s usually the second Sunday in May) but in the UK it was celebrated on the 26th of March.
You know, I always thought I was more similar to my father than my mother but as I get older I see more and more similarities with my mum. The passion for baking, our sense of humour, the fact that we both like joking and laughing, our tidying mania in the kitchen and changing things’ places so people can’t find them anymore when they need to (ahhaah I know it’s obnoxious).
This cake is for my mum and I decided to make a decorated pie, beautiful and simple, as spontaneous as a mother’s love.
I made two doughs: an Italian shortcrust for the base and a pie crust (like a traditional American one) for the decorations. I used the pie crust because decorations keep their shape better after being baked.
I’ll leave you to the recipe, thanks for stopping by today and Happy Mother’s Day to every mother!