Recipe: spoil your mom with these Mother's Day treats

Recipe: spoil your mom with these Mother's Day treats

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This Mother's Day, instead of trying to find an appropriate card or gift, pamper your mom with some homemade food. Treat her to breakfast in bed that you made all by yourself, or with dad's help. If neither of you can cook very well, just remind your mother that it's the thought that counts.

Pancake Muffins

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Making pancakes in muffin trays will help reduce the mess you make trying to properly flip a pancake. Plus, it's a unique idea that will definitely put a smile on your mom's face.


1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp butter, melted

1 tbsp chocolate chips

1/4 banana, sliced

pinch of salt

Makes about 6 muffins


Place cupcake liners in a muffin tray and preheat the oven to 190ºC.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

Add the egg, butter, vanilla, and honey. Mix together and gradually add the milk. Ensure that there are no lumps in the batter.

Pour the batter into the muffin tray and add the banana slices and chocolate chips.

Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Drizzle honey over and serve warm.

Cinnamon rolls

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These overnight rolls may require a lot of work, but they serve as a symbol of love to the woman who birthed and raised you, so really, it's the least you could do.


For the dough-

7 grams active dry yeast

2/4 cup warm water

1 large egg

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups of flour

For the filling-

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon, powdered

1/4 cup butter, softened

For the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla

Makes 10-12 rolls


The night before- Dissolve yeast in a small bowl of warm water. In a bigger bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, sugar, one and a half cups of flour, salt, and the yeast mixture. Beat until smooth. Add more flour, but be careful to add just enough to form a soft, sticky, dough. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning- On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle (about 20 inches by 12 inches). Spread butter over the rectangle leaving a 1/2 to 1 inch margin along one of the longer sides of the rectangle. Evenly sprinkle over a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Starting with the long side on which you have not left a margin, gently roll the dough into a log, tightening it as you go. Once you reach the margin, dampen it with water and pinch the seam to seal the roll.

Cut the log into 12 slices and place them, cut side down, in a large baking tray. Cover the tray with a kitchen towel and leave the rolls in a warm place for about an hour or until they have doubled in size.

Bake in an oven preheated to 190°C for 20 to 25 minutes, until just browned.

Whisk together the powdered sugar, condensed milk, and vanilla in a small bowl and drizzle over the rolls. Serve warm.

Breakfast pizza

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Everyone loves a good pizza, and now it's possible to eat it three meals a day. Customise your recipe by using your mom's favourite pizza toppings and breakfast foods.


1 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup spinach

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

4 eggs

2-4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)

Makes 4 servings


Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Add the yogurt and mix until the mixture becomes a crumbly dough. Knead dough on a flour-dusted surface until dough is slightly soft and sticky, but does not stick to your hands.

Divide the dough into four balls, and roll into circles or ovals on a lightly floured surface. Place on a large baking tray.

Cover the base with the spinach and tomatoes, leaving space in the middle for the egg. Carefully break the egg in the center and top the pizza with bacon.

Bake in an oven preheated to 230°C for 12-15 minutes, until the egg is cooked. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

Mug cake

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What better way to celebrate your favourite woman by baking her a cake all for herself. Better yet, use her favourite mug to serve it to her.


1/4 cup flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp sugar

80 ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

Makes one serving


Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a small bowl.

Add the milk and oil and beat until there are no lumps in the batter.

Pour the batter into a large microwave-safe mug. Add a dollop of peanut butter, chocolate chips or chocolate spread into the batter, if desired.

Microwave for 70 to 90 seconds, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs. All microwaves are different so the timings may vary.
Egg bake

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This cheesy egg bake is perfect for a Mother's Day brunch. Add your own seasoning, herbs, or spices to make sure your mom loves it.


3 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

130 grams mushrooms, sliced

1/4 coloured capsicum, chopped

2 1/2 tbsp spring onion, sliced

1 tbsp butter

1 cup ham, diced and cooked (optional)

1/4 cup flour

200 ml milk

4 large eggs, beaten

1 tbsp coriander, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp dried basil

pepper, to taste

Makes 6 servings


Preheat oven to 175°C and sprinkle half the cheese at the bottom of a baking dish.

Saute the vegetables until tender and add to baking dish. Top with ham, if using, and the remaining cheese.

Mix together the flour and milk, ensuring that there are no lumps, and add the eggs, salt, pepper, basil, coriander, and any other spices you desire. Whisk well and pour into the baking dish.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.

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