Ideas for Mothering Sunday

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. 

Ideas for Mothering Sunday

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.

Dorset apple cake

Dorset apple cake

There are as many versions of this apple cake recipe as there are cooks but we love this lemony one. Serve with clotted cream.

Coffee and walnut cake with tiramisu cream

Coffee and walnut cake with tiramisu cream

A decadent cake recipe strictly for the grown-ups, perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends and a large pot of tea.

Magic cakes

Magic cakes

These beautiful cakes are easy to prepare - and a lot of fun to make with children.

Moist ginger cake

Moist ginger cake

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.

Crisp vanilla and cocoa cookies

Crisp vanilla and cocoa cookies

You can buy heart-shaped cookie cutters from all good cookware stores.

Chocolate peanut crumble cookies

Chocolate peanut crumble cookies

Chocolate and peanut is a divine combination and these buttery cookies simply melt in the mouth.

Peanut butter and cranberry cookies

Peanut butter and cranberry cookies

If you like peanut butter and jam sandwiches, you will love these slightly crumbly cookies.

Scented cupcakes

Scented cupcakes

Gently flavoured with lavender sugar, lemon or rosemary, these gorgeous mini cakes look as good as they taste.

Lemon and rosemary cakes

Lemon and rosemary cakes

Everyone loves a cupcake and these prettier-than-pretty beauties are made to share.

Chocolate toffee crispy cakes

Chocolate toffee crispy cakes

These cakes are an absolute classic, and a must for any trainee cook.

The best carrot cake

The best carrot cake

This carrot cake recipe is the gold standard of carrot cakes – a true classic.

The world-beating Victoria sandwich recipe

The world-beating Victoria sandwich recipe

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.

Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup

Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup

A refreshing soup recipe using plenty of greens to create a vibrant colour and memorable flavour.

Rosemary and honey roast chicken with garlic mash

Rosemary and honey roast chicken with garlic mash

Using chicken legs instead of a whole bird means this roast chicken with garlic mash recipe only takes 35mins to make.

Apple cinnamon crumble

Apple cinnamon crumble

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, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, or spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese, makes a wonderful veggie starter.

Murgh tikka makhani, Indian spiced chicken

Murgh tikka makhani, Indian spiced chicken

This recipe for Murgh tikka makhani, or Indian spiced chicken, has a lovely depth of flavour.

Indian bread and butter pudding

Indian bread and butter pudding

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

Creamy mushroom filo tartlets

Creamy mushroom filo tartlets

These cute vegetarian tarts are great for a light lunch, as a starter, or as part of a buffet.

Roast onion squash stuffed with blue cheese risotto

Roast onion squash stuffed with blue cheese risotto

This recipe of blue cheese risotto served in an onion squash (or just a small squash) is a great vegetarian meal.

Honey pannacotta with ginger-poached rhubarb

Honey pannacotta with ginger-poached rhubarb

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.

Chocolate and hazelnut truffles

Chocolate and hazelnut truffles

This recipe is a new take on truffles; not only are they easier to make, we think they taste nicer, too.

Chilli jam with ginger and lemongrass

Chilli jam with ginger and lemongrass

This brilliant condiment captures the flavours of the East, and will keep for up to a year.

Stripy chocolate-butterscotch fudge

Stripy chocolate-butterscotch fudge

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.

Spicy piccalilli

Spicy piccalilli

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.

Mature cheese sables

Mature cheese sables

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.

Tomato chutney

Tomato chutney

This easy tomato chutney is great with cheese and cold meats, and delicious in sandwiches.

Pesto

Pesto

Make this easy pesto recipe and give as a gift with a packet of really good pasta and our tapenade.

Tomato and chilli pesto

Tomato and chilli pesto

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.

Quick rhubarb chutney

Quick rhubarb chutney

Dollaps of quick rhubarb chutney and lashings of ginger beer make an impromptu lunch accompaniment.

Ultimate hot chocolate with honeycomb cookies

Ultimate hot chocolate with honeycomb cookies

Reward yourself with this perfect afternoon treat: a homemade hot chocolate served with homemade honeycomb cookies.

Marmalade

Marmalade

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.

Proper ginger beer

Proper ginger beer

There's nothing like a tall glass of ginger beer on a hot day, homemade is even better.

Strawberry petits fours

Strawberry petits fours

End your meal with a flourish – these lovely fruit-and-choc mouthfuls go perfectly with a Cafédirect after-dinner coffee.

Very easy fudge

Very easy fudge

This sweet treat is fun for kids to make and tastes gorgeous.

Fabulously simple chocolate fudge cake

Fabulously simple chocolate fudge cake

A stunning cake with a chocolate sponge that is sandwiched with chocolate then smothered in chocolate!

Caramelised almonds

Caramelised almonds

Caramelised almonds are a sweet and crunchy treat that you can make quickly and easily.

Marshmallows

Marshmallows

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

Pickles, chutneys, relishes and preserves

Pickles, chutneys, relishes and preserves

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.

More home-made food gifts

More home-made food gifts

Make scrumptious, thrifty gifts for friends and family with more of our easy-to-make home-made recipes. 

Mother's Day menus

Mother's Day menus

These Mother's Day menus include a delicious brunch recipes, a Sunday lunch, and a light supper for your ma and the family.

Treats to make for mum

Treats to make for mum

Now here's a way to make mum cry... with happiness! Make a sweet or savoury home-made gift for Mother's Day.

Mum's favourites

Mum's favourites

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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