Mother's Day Recipes

Friday, 18 March 2022

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Brunch

Plan a relaxing morning or weekend breakfast in bed with these indulgent brunch recipes.

Aubergine and feta chilaquiles

This quick, healthy take on chilaquiles – a Mexican breakfast of fried tortillas with salsa and cheese – tops wholemeal tortilla triangles with spiced aubergine salsa and fried eggs. Brilliant for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Mary Berry's drop scones

Whether you call them drop scones or Scotch pancakes, this classic recipe makes a perfect breakfast, brunch or Pancake Day dish.

Gypsy eggs

Baked eggs in a rich tomato and chorizo sauce makes a brilliant brunch dish. Top with crispy Parma ham and Parmesan for ultimate indulgence.

Breakfast quesadillas

For a leisurely weekend brunch or a light meal any day of the week, these breakfast quesadillas are filled with bacon and scrambled eggs and served with colourful salsas, guacamole and refried beans.

Raspberry cheesecake croissants

Cheesecake for breakfast anyone? These are so simple to make for weekend guests or on special days.

Afternoon Tea

The perfect indulgence for someone special: a homemade afternoon tea brimming with treats.

Lucy’s strawberry slices

Lucy has worked with Mary Berry for 25 years! A twist on the classic Victoria sandwich, her slices look adorable and are, of course, divine to eat!

Posh prawn sandwich

Succulent tiger prawns are coated in a Thai-influenced version of marie-rose sauce and combined with salad to make a pretty pink and green open sandwich.

Mini Victoria sponge cakes

We’ve zapped the classic Mary Berry Victoria sponge with a shrink ray to make these adorable little cakes.

Afternoon tea sandwiches

These classic afternoon tea sandwiches have a delicious twist. They are perfect for a very posh tea, picnics or a very special lunchbox.

Rose prosecco cocktail

Try Sophie Dahl’s delicate and fragrant take on a champagne cocktail – perfect for special occasions or summer parties.

Dinner

Wow your mum this Mother's Day with these indulgent recipe ideas that use simple tricks to combine stunning presentation with five-star flavour.

Featuring a starter, main, side, pudding and drink 

Goats' cheese and shallot tarts

These tarts make a beautiful vegetarian starter when served aside some simple salad leaves. They are also perfect for a picnic.

Slow roast shoulder of lamb with sliced potatoes

This is all about slow cooking the lamb – if yours needs a little longer then leave it in the oven. The results will be so tender, it will be worth the extra time.

Posh roasted vegetables

A different take on a classic ratatouille with the vegetables arranged prettily in a dish. Serve in slices.

Chocolate volcanoes

Paul's version of the classic chocolate fondant is all about timing. Don’t let the puddings bake to the point that their surface begins to crack, as this means the centres are starting to cook.

Strawberry Daiquiri

The sweetness of strawberries and the kick of lime make this classic daiquiri a real crowd pleaser of a cocktail.

Gifts/Baking

Ditch the box of chocolate this Mother's Day and surprise your mum with luxurious homemade treats. We've got chocolate truffles, fudge, biscuits and plenty of other Mother's Day gift ideas to sweeten her up.

Lavender shortbread hearts

Avid listeners of The Archers will have heard Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall raving about the lavender shortbread that were baked for her by Ian, the chef at Grey Gables.

Rhubarb gin

For this rhubarb-infused gin you will need to use bright pink, early forced rhubarb and allow at least 1 week after making before drinking. This gives the gin a beautiful pink colour and fresh, sweet rhubarb flavour. Add a few slices of fresh ginger, ½ vanilla pod or perhaps a star anise or a few strips blood orange zest if you want a more aromatic flavour.

Raspberry and white chocolate mini meringues

These meringue ‘kisses’ are made by sandwiching together mini-meringues with your choice of filling. Try this great raspberry cream filling, or try melted chocolate or lemon curd.

Mary’s Viennese whirls

Push the boat out with these melt-in-the-mouth biscuits filled with homemade jam and vanilla buttercream.

Double chocolate brownies

A generous helping of white chocolate in these double chocolate brownies makes them even more irresistible.

Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Options

Mushroom and parsnip rösti pie

A hearty, warming vegetarian mushroom pie that would satisfy the richest and most lavish tastebuds, but light enough that it won’t send you to sleep.

Gluten-free cheesecake

A lovely light gluten-free cheesecake with a creamy lemon filling, an amaretti biscuit base and a hefty dose of amaretto liqueur.

Nigel Slater's gazpacho

This simple, refreshing, chilled Spanish soup is perfect on a hot day. Crumbled boiled egg makes a tasty garnish.

Vegan shepherd’s pie

This delicious, savoury vegan shepherd's pie freezes very well, so make in individual portions if you prefer, or freeze the leftovers. The secret ingredient is nutritional yeast, a great vegan ingredient that lends a cheesy flavour to the mash topping. Serve with lots of freshly cooked green vegetables.

Butternut squash with Persian pistachio pesto, feta and pomegranate seeds

Big chunks of butternut squash are roasted until the edges are nicely caramelised and then topped with a pistachio pesto, feta and pomegranate seeds.

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