Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze and Candied Carrots
Who needs layers? Keep things simple with a bundt cake for Easter!
I’m not a mother yet (SOMEDAY, just not in the next 9 months though!), but I know what I would want if I were. Breakfast.
Moms work so hard (and so do dads!) When I think about my own mom, I know that while she loves to be the hostess with the mostest, she works her butt off to get there. She cooked for us every single day of my childhood, making sure we had healthy, balanced meals on the table (and fun desserts too. Mom is the queen of cookies.)
When she’s in charge of a family gathering, she plans, she cleans, and she cooks, and then she hosts. She is great at it – but once you get to be an adult you realize how much work it takes to pull something like that off. We hosted Easter brunch for 8 this weekend and phew! It was fun and exhausting. My mom has had triple that at the house I grew up in sometimes, and I appreciate it all the more, now.
Now that I’m thirty, I have several friends who are moms, too. I’m constantly impressed by how much they do for their children. Sometimes, it means making up the silliest games to get toddlers to eat, or put on their socks, or sit quietly in their car seat. Sometimes it means getting covered in food mush. But it also means an enviable amount of snuggles, baby kisses and magic memories. I’m excited for that to be part of my life someday!
In the meantime, this recipe goes out to all the moms I know and love. Mother’s Day is not too far away now, and y’all deserve every second of the day meant to honor you. It’s a good but tough job, from what I can tell. And it requires a level of selflessness that’s totally unique to being a parent.
I’m excited to be working with Bonne Maman on this recipe today. Apricot jam is one of my favorite kinds, so I was thrilled to be able to create a recipe featuring it. I wrapped it up and baked it inside of a turnover, using a layered dough that is way easier than it has any business being. If you’ve got a mom in your life, I recommend pairing this with coffee and a nice mimosa. Service in bed is optional… but generally a good idea!