Best Mother's Day Recipes

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We have the perfect recipes for Mother's Day, from breakfast or brunch all the way through to an afternoon bake.

Treat your mum to breakfast in bed with French toast or a brunch around the table as a family with our sausage benedicts.

Gather round the table and enjoy a lunch all together with options ranging from a roast (and browse our sides to accompany a roast too) to a stew, or a fish pie.

Round off the meal with one of delicious dessert choices. With options ranging from tarts to panna cottas.

If your guests are still hungry, then give one of bakes a go for a slice to accompany your afternoon cuppa.

Sausage Benedicts

A twist on the classic eggs benny. Switch up the poached eggs for fried or soft- boiled, if you prefer.

Recipe: Sausage Benedicts

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Buck's Fizz curd

We've taken everyone's favourite fruity cocktail and put it in a zesty curd. Serve slathered on toast or stirred into porridge.

Recipe: Buck's Fizz curd

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Stuart West - Hearst Owned

Cardamom and Orange Spiced Rhubarb

Tender shoots of gorgeously pink forced rhubarb are available now – simply cooked with a little sugar and spice, it is delicious with French Toast for weekend winter brunch.

Recipe: Cardamom and Orange Spiced Rhubarb

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Maja Smend - Hearst Owned

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

A classic combination – light pancakes and a bursting berry sauce. These pancakes freeze well too.

Recipe: Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

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Mike English - Hearst Owned

Croque Monsieur Brunch Bake

Our favourite French toastie, turned into a hands-off, easy bake. Serve with plenty of OJ and coffee.

Recipe: Croque Monsieur Brunch Bake

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Turkish Poached Eggs

The bright spiced butter gives this simple brunch the wow factor. If you want more kick, add more cayenne pepper.

Recipe: Turkish Poached Eggs

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Alex Luck - Hearst Owned

Roast Rib of Beef

Rib of beef is a regal joint and makes for a spectacle.

Recipe: Roast Rib of Beef

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Mike English - Hearst Owned

Herb-Crumbed Leg of Lamb

Elevate your roast lamb with a delicious nutty, herby crust. It looks attractive and the crumb also serves as a stuffing alongside the meat.

Recipe: Herb-Crumbed Leg of Lamb

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Brown Butter Roast Chicken

Browning the butter gives this dish a wonderful nutty flavour and rich golden colour. Swap the sage for your favourite dried herb; oregano, thyme and rosemary would all work well.

Recipe: Brown Butter Roast Chicken

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Mike English - Hearst Owned

Crispy Pistou-Stuffed Rack of Pork

Pistou is a Provençal herby sauce. Often served on top of a bean soup, but we’ve stuffed ours inside a crispy pork rack.

Recipe: Crispy Pistou-Stuffed Rack of Pork

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Alex Luck - Hearst Owned

Luxury Bisque Fish Pie

A family favourite made extra luxurious for special occasions, this fish pie is particularly good for Christmas

Recipe: Luxury Bisque Fish Pie

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Spring Vegetable Tart

This zesty centrepiece is quick and easy to prepare. Allow the pastry to soften at room temperature a little before unrolling to stop it cracking.

Recipe: Spring Vegetable Tart

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Greek-Inspired Lamb Stew

This hearty and warming stew flavoured with cinnamon is packed with slow-cooked vegetables and just the thing for a cold day.

Recipe: Greek lamb stew

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Alex Luck - Hearst Owned

Fruit and White Chocolate Tart

Crisp buttery pastry, filled with silky crème pâtissière and topped with your favourite soft fruit, this showstopping tart is an entertaining must-have.

Recipe: Fruit and White Chocolate Tart

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Alex Luck - Hearst Owned

Cheats Raspberry Panna Cotta

This panna cotta recipe couldn't be easier - serve in pretty teacups and garnish with raspberries.

Recipe: Cheat's raspberry panna cotta

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Raspberry and Hazelnut Meringue

Don’t be timid when serving up this beauty – plunging in with a knife to slice is the easiest way.

Recipe: Raspberry and hazelnut meringue

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Self-Saucing Passionfruit Pudding

A luxuriously tart passionfruit sauce magically forms below the orange-scented sponge.

Recipe: Self-saucing passionfruit pudding

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Kate Whitaker - Hearst Owned

Glazed Chocolate Mousse Tart

This glazed chocolate tart recipe is as simple as it gets. A decadent dessert.

Recipe: Glazed Chocolate Mousse Tart

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Limoncello Bundt Cake

This limoncello and white chocolate bundt cake is fantastic for delivering instant wow factor.

Recipe: Limoncello bundt cake

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This Dutch delight is formed of spiced and plain firm-ish layers of batter.

Recipe: Spekkoek

Alex Luck - Hearst Owned

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Cookery editor Emma: ‘This recipe was gifted to Mum by an old friend and she then taught it to me, with a few of her adaptations.’

Recipe: Millionaire’s Shortbread

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Marmalade and White Chocolate Loaf

Cookery writer Alice: 'Mum grew up in a bakery, so the house was always full of sweet treats. She makes the most deliciously tangy marmalade, the secret to which I have learned is less sugar.'

Recipe: Marmalade and White Chocolate Loaf

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Rhubarb and Custard Éclairs

Cookery writer Grace: "Such a classic combination, one that takes me right back to long childhood walks, where Mum would supply us with rhubarb and custard boiled sweets for encouragement."

Recipe: Rhubarb and Custard Éclairs

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Coffee, Cardamom and Hazelnut Cake

Cookery assistant Georgie "Coffee cake has been a long-standing tradition in my family, and there is always a coffee cake at every special occasion. As a child, I obviously wasn’t allowed to drink real coffee so Mum would use Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence in baking instead."

Recipe: Coffee, Cardamom and Hazelnut Cake

Coffee, Cardamom and Hazelnut Cake
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Banoffee Pie

With a luxurious chocolate toffee layer and topped with blousy whipped cream, it’s easy to see (and taste) why this is family comfort food heaven.

Recipe: Banoffee Pie

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All-in-One Chocolate Fudge Cake

There really is nothing better than a chocolate fudge cake and this recipe is whizzed together in a food processor!

Recipe: All-in-One Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Ice Cream Profiteroles

A giant, ice cream-filled version of this patisserie treat. Switch up the ice cream flavour to suit your preference; coffee or luscious pistachio would both make great alternatives.

Recipe: Ice Cream Profiteroles

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Upside Down Pear, Vanilla and Almond Cake

Delicious served just warm as a pudding with cream, or at room temperature with a cup of tea. You can swap the self-raising flour for a gluten-free alternative, if needed.

Recipe: Upside Down Pear, Vanilla and Almond Cake

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