My Mother’s day favourite

My Mother’s day favourite

In France Mother’s day is actually the last Sunday of May and if you happen to be there at that time of year, the pâtisseries will be filled with delicious “Fraisiers”, with all sorts of shapes and sizes.

But for me this is more than just a cake, it was my mothers favourite, and when I created Gourmandises I had to have it on my list. Unfortunately, as I lost my mum a few years ago, she never got to try my version of her favourite cake. But knowing that the Fraisier has been the delight of many mothers here in Cambridge, I’m sure that would have made her proud.


Traditionally made with a Genoise sponge flavoured with Kirsh and crême patissière, today’s Fraisier, has become the star of the show for many pâtisseries and infused the creativity of many chefs pâtissiers, twisting the traditions with modern flavours and slick designs.

Here at Gourmandises, I decided to go for Brandy instead of Kirsh and a dark chocolate ganache instead of the traditional marzipan finish.

So, if you’re looking for a very special treat for your mother, I would be delighted to bake it for you, and add your very own special message.

Cost:      8″ £25      –      9″ £35 (excluding delivery)