Stack of mini pancakes topped with sliced bananas and strawberries

Mother's Day recipes

56 Recipes

Recipes to treat your mum.

Three-minute blender banana pancakes

3.625

(8 ratings)

Kids love these fruity pancakes and they're so quick to make with minimal washing-up and no scales required. A cooked breakfast is rarely this easy...
  • 3 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

Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

3.8

(5 ratings)

Bake a mash-up of sticky toffee pudding and banana loaf. Leftover cake will keep for a few days and is great with a cuppa – and the sauce is delicious with ice cream...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Earl Grey martini

0

(0 ratings)

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

Vanilla cupcake bouquet

4.6

(5 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

Roast cauliflower with caper dressing

4.5

(2 ratings)

Cooking cauliflower this way gives it a richness that's balanced by the dressing. A great side dish for a roast dinner and it also works as a vegetarian main...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot patch cake

4.857145

(7 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-pot beef brisket & braised celery

5

(1 rating)

This beautiful beef brisket dish is based on the Tuscan braise – beef in Barolo wine, but you can use any full-bodied red that suits your budget...
  • 5 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Cumin carrots

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy this tasty new way to serve carrots with your Sunday roast. Cumin is a gently warming spice that goes particularly well with roast lamb
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Domino Dauphinoise

4.25

(4 ratings)

This Dauphinoise makes an impressive addition to the Sunday lunch table. Pile in the cream, potatoes and thyme for a moreish, crispy delight
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salted caramel cheesecake

4

(13 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

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

Sticky chocolate cake

4.333335

(6 ratings)

Bake this super easy chocolate cake with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. Use marmalade (or jam if you prefer) to keep it moist and fruity
  • 1 hour and 5 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

Strawberry brunch bruschettas

5

(1 rating)

With a drizzle of lightly salted almond sauce, creamy ricotta and fruit and nut bread, these strawberries deserve a spot on your weekend brunch menu
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut latte cake

3.9375

(16 ratings)

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Ploughman’s scones

4

(1 rating)

These savoury cheese scones, filled with thin slices of apple and chutney, make a delicious addition to an afternoon tea spread
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Banana custard eclairs

4

(1 rating)

Give these afternoon tea classics a fruity makeover with a creamy banana custard filling - perfect for a sophisticated spread
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Egg & bacon brioche soldiers

2.5

(2 ratings)

Finger sandwich fillings don't have to be dainty - add some bold flavours to your afternoon tea with these brunch-inspired bites
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Mini salt beef bagels

4

(1 rating)

These tangy, delicate little bites make a great addition to finger sandwiches for a sophisticated afternoon tea
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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