It always surprises me with these recipes of Mum’s, I think that a dish is new and modern and then I find a handwritten or printed recipe from years back. While Italians have been eating crostoli for generations when Mum cut this recipe out back in 1994 it must have seemed quite new to her.
I always associate these little cakes with my birthday parties. They were a treat Mum would make to put on the party table and I guess after two sons she was more than happy to make something ‘girlie’ for my birthday. She did make them at other times for afternoon tea with her friends and for suppers, but I still think of them as my birthday butterflies.