Everyone loves to spoil Mum on Mother’s Day. But what to cook? If you’re dining in this year, why not replicate some much-loved favourites? We’ve come up with some top Mother’s Day recipes that are guaranteed to keep her smiling…
What better way to start a meal than with classic bruschetta?
When it comes to tomato and basil bruschetta, the ingredients list isn’t even that extensive. You’ll need some bruschetta bread for serving – French or Italian bread will do, a packet of plum tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper for seasoning.
Boil your tomatoes for approximately one minute, and then squeeze out the seeds and juice. Chop the tomatoes and throw them into a bowl with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and seasoning. Mix together and serve on the toasted bruschetta bread. Delicious!
Who doesn’t love a classic quiche?
You will need a pre-made pastry case, olive oil, bacon rashers, eggs, milk, cream and cheese. Swiss cheese is particularly tasty in a quiche Lorraine!
Fry the bacon for approximately one minute, then stir into a mixture of eggs, cream, milk and cheese. Pour your mixture into the pastry case, then sprinkle with any remaining bits of bacon. You can also season the top of your quiche Lorraine with salt, pepper, and even a touch of nutmeg for an extra kick.
Bake your quiche Lorraine in the oven for approximately 35 minutes, and voila! A welcome addition to your bank of Mother’s Day recipes!
Top tip: If your Mum is health conscious and likes to eat well, serve the quiche Lorraine with a side of fresh green salad.
If you’re still wondering about what to cook for Mother’s Day, this poached salmon recipe is a definite winner.
You’ll need some asparagus spears, salmon fillets, new potatoes, and a knob of butter. You can season the salmon before it goes in the oven if you wish – a sprinkle of black pepper or paprika always adds a nice kick to the salmon’s flavour.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment and place your asparagus spears in a line. Place the salmon on top of the asparagus and pull the edges of the baking parchment over the top, to cover the salmon when it goes in the oven. Bake for half an hour, then serve with some boiled new potatoes and a splash of lemon juice over the salmon. Yum!
Another favourite from our Mother’s Day dinner ideas. As far as Mother’s Day pasta recipes go, mushrooms and prosciutto is up there with classic winners.
You will need some thinly-sliced prosciutto ham, chopped mushrooms, pasta shells, chicken stock, olive oil and salt and pepper for seasoning.
Simply cook the prosciutto over a high heat until it starts to crisp. This should only take around five minutes. Then, remove the ham and drizzle in some olive oil for frying the mushrooms with. Fry them for no longer than eight minutes. Add the chicken stock and some seasoning.
Cook your pasta in a large pan of boiling water. Once cooked, transfer the pasta into the other pan with the mushrooms and stock. Stir together and serve, with the sprinkled prosciutto ham as a delicious topping.
In restaurants, an after-dinner coffee is always popular. Just as popular as cappuccino desserts! So why not serve up some Mother’s Day cupcakes?
Cappuccino cupcakes are a great idea – they’re fun for the kids to get involved with, and are super easy to make. Not only that, but they taste delicious. All you’ll need is butter, caster sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, vanilla extract, coffee powder and chocolate chips. For decoration, you can whip up some buttercream made from mascarpone cheese, caster sugar, vanilla extract and coffee powder.
Make sure you spoon your chocolate chips into the cake mixture while you’re baking. These are a nice surprise with every bite!
When spreading the buttercream on your cupcakes, why not write Mum a sweet message with the chocolate chips?
Feeling inspired with what to cook for Mother’s Day? Head down to your nearest convenience store today to grab all the ingredients you need to make Mother’s Day extra special this year!