Show mama some love this Mother's Day with home-baked treats galore...
Little kids will be bursting with enthusiasm when it comes to celebrating Mother's Day, help them channel it into something special, which uses their time, skills and creative prowess. Taking the time out to make something with the kids in advance, will really show thought and love has gone into your gift, and you're bound to get a little credit for the kids' creations.
Ready, steady bake
Feeling brave? Why not lay on an afternoon tea to really show the love. Kids are never too young to be let off the baking hook, so we've got cakes and bakes that all ages will love making. But when it comes to stirring and decorating, enthusiasm goes a long way, so you might want to keep a wet cloth to hand.
Kids will love preparing this family favourite almost as much as mum will love eating it. This recipe has been specifically written with children in mind, so they can even have a go at making and rolling their own shortcrust pastry - mum will be proud!
Chocolate orange tart
This clever no-bake tart can be assembled almost entirely by little hands, they'll just need supervision when using the food processor. Start them early, experimenting with all-natural ingredients such as dates, coconut oil, ground almonds and raw cacao.
Think in pink with this retro marble icing and a layer of raspberry jam. This simple traybake looks beautiful but is simple to make, and there are plenty of jobs to keep the kids busy. Just make sure they take things easy with the pink food colouring...
Mango crunch cookies
Whisk the kids downstairs and quietly make a batch of these fruity mango crunch cookies whilst the mamma of the house gets a long lie in. Children will have a lovely time getting messy with runny mango icing and plenty of sprinkles, and the end results are delicious. Present later with a cup of tea and a homemade card.
This beautifully moist cake is a springtime treat the whole family will love but make sure little hands don't get in there first. Serve with extra lemon curd and yogurt and a license for a long relax...
Nothing says love like squidgy chocolate goo and this five-star rated recipe really couldn't be simpler. This is especially great for the nervous baker as it's pretty much fail-proof.
Want to let the kids make something special to finish off a Sunday lunch? This lovely lemon pudding might be just the thing, and you should also be able to avoid a testing supermarket shop as it mainly uses storecupboard ingredients.
This no-bake orange cheesecake takes just minutes to prepare, which is crucial when cooking with young, wandering minds. Kids will be able to stay involved every step of the way and should enjoy making it as much as eating it.