It might be tradition for kids to knock up a little inedible surprise on Mother’s day – in my house it was always ‘so good it had to be saved until later.’ But with a little help, the smallest of hands can create something homemade and truly scrumptious.
Breakfast in bed
Classic breakfast in bed is a real winner as mum can have a much-deserved lie in while the kids help out in the kitchen.
Who can resist these generous, fluffy pancakes? Let the kids get busy choosing and setting out a variety of toppings – blueberries, bananas and maple syrup are some of our favourites.Find more pancake recipes and topping ideas.
Easy cheesy frittata
This simple but scrummy easy cheesy frittata is designed to get children aged 5-9 involved in the kitchen – you can sit back and watch them knock up a relaxed, celebratory brunch… almost.See more frittata recipes.
St Clement’s rise and shine
This refreshing St Clement’s rise and shine juice is bound to make breakfast that extra-bit special, serve in a pretty jug on a tray for the full effect.Pack in more fruit and veg with our juice recipes.
Baked dippy eggs
Not much can beat a homemade gift, and if anyone is going to appreciate a self-made creation it has to be mum. Help the kids spoil her with an afternoon tea of homemade cakes or get them busy in the kitchen whipping up truffles and treats.
Chocolate brownie cake
Our fail-proof chocolate brownie cake takes just minutes to make. The whole family will love this gooey, chocolate treat – just make sure mum gets the biggest slice.Bake more indulgent treats with our easy brownie recipes.
Bitter chocolate truffles
These decadent bitter chocolate truffles look beautiful, take minutes to prepare, and don’t involve any cooking. Try experimenting with different coatings for the creative young cook.See more ideas with our chocolate truffle recipes.
Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake
This fruity, springtime lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake only needs 20 minutes of preparation, which should keep short-attention spans engaged. Kids will love burying the blueberries in the batter too.Bake more zingy treats with our lemon cake recipes.
Easy fluffy scones
No afternoon tea would be complete without some easy fluffy scones with lashings of cream and jam. This simple recipe can be rustled up in no time and kids will love stamping out the scones and painting them with egg wash.
Find more ideas with our scones recipes.