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American-style pancakes topped with berries, syrup and bacon

Mother's Day recipes

71 Recipes

Whether you're treating mum to breakfast in bed, baking a cake, or preparing a three-course dinner, we've got all the Mothering Sunday recipes you need.

Banoffee traybake

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Fill your cake tin with this simple banoffee traybake, bursting with banana, toffee and chocolate flavours. It's guaranteed to be a new family favourite...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkish eggs with red & green butter

0

(0 ratings)

Serve poached eggs on a bed of garlicky yogurt, topped with a herbed or spiced butter. Try them with Turkish simit bread for a filling brunch
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buck's fizz

5

(1 rating)

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vanilla cupcake bouquet

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Pea & leek super-green tart

5

(1 rating)

Enjoy a slice of our cheesy leek & pea tart with a fresh green salad and crusty bread. This recipe works equally well with shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot patch cake

4.875

(8 ratings)

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

One-pan roast butter chicken

5

(4 ratings)

Try this twist on roast chicken. It's up to you whether you serve it as a curry with rice and naan bread or as a roast with your favourite Sunday lunch trimmings...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Afternoon tea sandwiches

4.714285

(7 ratings)

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Croque madame traybake

0

(0 ratings)

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & halloumi breakfast baguette

5

(1 rating)

Treat yourself to this hearty chorizo and halloumi breakfast baguette – perfect for the weekend. Make the rich tomato jam in advance and then enjoy it on sausage sarnies, a cheeseboard, chicken thighs…...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Salted caramel cheesecake

4.07143

(14 ratings)

Barney Desmazery's make-ahead cheesecake means you can serve up a showstopper and still be at the heart of a family celebration...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle pancakes

5

(4 ratings)

Indulge in a stack of our ultra-indulgent lemon drizzle pancakes, inspired by our favourite classic bake. These are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea, red pepper, egg & feta hash

5

(1 rating)

Kick-start your day with our vegetarian chickpea, red pepper, egg and feta hash. This brilliant breakfast is easy to make and delivers two of your 5-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Earl Grey martini

5

(1 rating)

This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

White chocolate mousse with poached rhubarb

4.5

(2 ratings)

This decadent seasonal dessert with a light, white chocolate mousse uses fresh, sweet poached rhubarb and crunchy oats to add texture as a topping
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

No-bake chocolate cheesecake

3.88889

(9 ratings)

What could be more decadent? A crushed chocolate digestive biscuit base is layered with two types of creamy chocolate then topped with Maltesers and chocolate buttons – and no oven needed...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb

4

(3 ratings)

Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Sugared flower shortbreads

5

(2 ratings)

These delicate shortbreads make a perfect gift. Given a floral hint with rosewater, you could also use orange blossom extract or dried lavender
  • 1 hour and 12 mins
  • More effort

Little pistachio cakes

4.4

(5 ratings)

These nutty little cupcakes, topped with cream cheese icing make a pretty addition to any buffet dessert or afternoon tea spread
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Leek & greens lasagne

4

(1 rating)

Merge cheesy leeks and a classic lasagne to make our mouth-watering family-sized pasta dish. This is an easy and impressive bubbling masterpiece
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Coconut creams with mango & lime

0

(0 ratings)

Try this coconut twist on a panna cotta. The cleanness of the mango and lime served alongside cuts perfectly through the richness of the cream
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

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