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Treat your mum this Mother's Day. Whether it's a day of baking family favourites, a wonderful meal or a great gift of a delicious. subscription. We have plenty of inspiration to make the day as special as it can be.
Baking with Mum
Bake a family favourite to show your mum how much you love her, or get the children involved and create a traditional recipe to share time and time again.
There are as many versions of this apple cake recipe as there are cooks but we love this lemony one. Serve with clotted cream.
A decadent cake recipe strictly for the grown-ups, perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends and a large pot of tea.
These beautiful cakes are easy to prepare - and a lot of fun to make with children.
This moist ginger cake is a great treat for elevenses, or for a snack while you're on the go. The rich taste of the ginger will leave your taste buds tingling.
You can buy heart-shaped cookie cutters from all good cookware stores.
Chocolate and peanut is a divine combination and these buttery cookies simply melt in the mouth.
If you like peanut butter and jam sandwiches, you will love these slightly crumbly cookies.
Gently flavoured with lavender sugar, lemon or rosemary, these gorgeous mini cakes look as good as they taste.
Everyone loves a cupcake and these prettier-than-pretty beauties are made to share.
These cakes are an absolute classic, and a must for any trainee cook.
This carrot cake recipe is the gold standard of carrot cakes – a true classic.
This classic cake recipe smacks of the quintessentially British. Serve with a cuppa.
Mother's Day menu - Sunday roast
Create a perfect Mother's Day lunch with these great recipes.
A refreshing soup recipe using plenty of greens to create a vibrant colour and memorable flavour.
Using chicken legs instead of a whole bird means this roast chicken with garlic mash recipe only takes 35mins to make.
Apple crumble is everyone's favourite dessert, but this one is super-charged with cinnamon for an even bigger warming effect.
Mother's Day menu - Splendid and spiced
Palak paneer, or spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese, makes a wonderful veggie starter.
This recipe for Murgh tikka makhani, or Indian spiced chicken, has a lovely depth of flavour.
This bread and butter pudding recipe is a favourite of actress Meera Syal. She says it's real comfort food, and a good dessert to rustle up if you’ve got guests coming over.
Mother's Day menu - Vegetarian treat
These cute vegetarian tarts are great for a light lunch, as a starter, or as part of a buffet.
This recipe of blue cheese risotto served in an onion squash (or just a small squash) is a great vegetarian meal.
The rhubarb and ginger both compliment the creaminess of this classic Italian dessert, which is perfect for a dinner party as it can be prepared well in advance.
Great gifts for Mother's Day
Give your mum a homemade gift this Mother's Day, we've got loads of ideas to inspire you.
This recipe is a new take on truffles; not only are they easier to make, we think they taste nicer, too.
This brilliant condiment captures the flavours of the East, and will keep for up to a year.
Get the best of both with this chocolate and butterscotch fudge recipe. It makes a great gift - if you can bear to part with it.
This spicy picallili recipe will keep in a cool, dark place for up to a year and makes a great homemade gift. Serve with Cheddar or a pork pie.
Make up a gift box containing these easy biscuits, a chunk of good cheese, some home-made tomato chutney and a bottle of wine or port.
This easy tomato chutney is great with cheese and cold meats, and delicious in sandwiches.
Make this easy pesto recipe and give as a gift with a packet of really good pasta and our tapenade.
This spicy tomato pesto recipe can be given as a gift for the pasta lover in your life, alongside our Roast tomato and black olive pasta sauce. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Dollaps of quick rhubarb chutney and lashings of ginger beer make an impromptu lunch accompaniment.
Reward yourself with this perfect afternoon treat: a homemade hot chocolate served with homemade honeycomb cookies.
Making marmalade is a pure joy and brings with it that lovely smug feeling of having several jars sitting in the larder to see you through the year.
There's nothing like a tall glass of ginger beer on a hot day, homemade is even better.
End your meal with a flourish – these lovely fruit-and-choc mouthfuls go perfectly with a Cafédirect after-dinner coffee.
This sweet treat is fun for kids to make and tastes gorgeous.
A stunning cake with a chocolate sponge that is sandwiched with chocolate then smothered in chocolate!
Caramelised almonds are a sweet and crunchy treat that you can make quickly and easily.
Homemade marshmallows are the new cupcake. The recipes for these fluffy beauties is courtesy of Bea Vo, owner of Bea's of Bloomsbury
More Mother's Day inspiration
The chilly months are the best time to make your own. Not only do these simple recipes make the most of seasonal produce, they're homemade.
Make scrumptious, thrifty gifts for friends and family with more of our easy-to-make home-made recipes.
These Mother's Day menus include a delicious brunch recipes, a Sunday lunch, and a light supper for your ma and the family.
Now here's a way to make mum cry... with happiness! Make a sweet or savoury home-made gift for Mother's Day.
Why not knock up an old favourite with a twist as a Mother’s Day treat. Brownie points all round we think.
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