10 Mother’s Day recipe ideas

Libby Hakim, Writer and blogger

7 May 2019

Wondering how to spoil the mum that has everything this Mother’s Day? Make Mother’s Day extra sweet this year by cooking up one of these homemade treats.


1. Simple Strawberry Jam

Grab a packet of croissants and make breakfast in bed truly memorable by serving mum warm buttery pastries with your very own homemade strawberry jam.
This recipe is so simple that even the first time jam-maker should find success.

2. Victoria Sponge

If you’re looking for something that will really impress mum, try this Victoria Sponge Cake.
Simple, elegant, and refined, this dessert cake is loved by all. And you’ll get double points if you make your own strawberry jam for the filling.

3. Honey Biscuits

These spiced honey biscuits are sure to make any mum’s Mother’s Day sweeter than honey.
Best of all, she can enjoy them with a cuppa all week.

4. Traditional Scottish Shortbread

Another treat that can be enjoyed all week, this Scottish shortbread takes only minutes to whip together.
It’s traditionally enjoyed at new year and on other celebratory dates, so why not celebrate all that’s wonderful about mum with this home-made classic. Aye.

5. Coconut Biscuits

If you’re time poor or have limited baking skills, then this is the recipe for you.
With just three simple ingredients and four easy steps, you’ll have a batch of impressive little treats in no time.

6. Coffee Cake

If your mum loves a hit of coffee, she’ll be impressed with this coffee cake made with real espresso.
If you don’t have a coffee machine, just order a short black at your local coffee shop while gathering the other ingredients.

7. Mock Chicken

If your mum is the nostalgic type, this old-fashioned savoury snack will add some magic to her Mother’s Day.
Make plenty. This addictive and versatile treat will disappear fast.

8. Crushed Pineapple Tart

Transform tinned pineapple into something special with this lovely tart recipe.
For the mum who adds sunshine to your life, this lovely butter-yellow tart is bright, comforting and oh-so delicious. 

9. Date and Walnut Slice

With its rosewater fondant topping, this pretty dessert is decadent and delicious.
Add a bunch of roses and you’ll have a complete rose-themed gift that should make any mum happy.

10. Lemon Meringue Tart

Mums have been delighting us with traditional home baked lemon tarts and pies for decades. 
Carry on the tradition and surprise mum with your own version.

Happy cooking and a happy Mother’s day!

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