Making the most of Mother’s Day

Iced maple lemon cake

After months of being apart, Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to bond with your loved ones over some baking.

If you’re having to adapt to a different kind of Mother’s Day this year and are looking for a way to celebrate, you could arrange a video call and make a simple recipe together. This is a great chance for you to exchange cooking tips and enjoy sharing a slice of cake even if you’re apart.

If you need some inspiration, there are plenty of easy-to-follow baking recipes here. If she’s a fan of something sweet, we’d recommend our iced maple lemon cake. The traditional recipe is suitable for all baking abilities and will be a big hit with all the family. Our maple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting also work brilliantly for a virtual baking session.

Our chef ambassador, Georgina Hayden, shares her love of baking with the women in her life. She said, “Growing up I always baked with my mum, it’s one of my strongest childhood memories! She even used to come to our primary school and teach the kids how to cook too. We made everything from fairy cakes to chocolate truffles and I love doing it now with my girls, especially Persephone. She’s 3.5 and really into baking. I love that she can now reach a lot of the baking ingredients and equipment and guides me on what she wants to make. Prolonging I have all the ingredients I’m always happy to make whatever she asks me!”

“For Mother’s Day, my other half has a tradition where he always bought his mum a bunch of daffodils and he’s passed the tradition onto our girls, which I love. I love the simplicity and how they symbolise the start of spring and sunnier days! We’ll have a cooked breakfast and ideally there will be tea and cake in the afternoon! Hopefully we’ll be able to spend it with my mum and gran too, all the generations together. I’m not bothered by lavish gifts – a handmade card, something sweet and a lie in would be the best treats possible!”

However you plan to celebrate this year, we would like to wish you a lovely Mother’s Day.

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Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.