Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity for all children, no matter how old they are, to thank their mothers. Here are some foodie ideas for children of all ages to cook for Mum!
Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
We start with something that’s definitely for grown-ups only. Homemade gin infusions are easier than you might think, and yield delicious tailor-made results. Here’s a great starting point that’s perfect for early Spring rhubarb. It’s not going to work as a last-minute recipe, though, as it takes a few weeks for the flavours to develop.
No Bake Oreo Truffles
These Oreo-based truffles are a straightforward chocolatey treat that’s easy to make. You can easily get the children involved, but best to have a grown up to help for the final stage of coating each truffle in melted chocolate.
If we’re able to get some fatherly input, and both parent and child are happy with a slightly more complicated recipe, then the brunch classic of Eggs Benedict is sure to be well received. They’re definitely too tricky for me to consider on an everyday basis, but for the very occasional treat, there are very few dishes that feel more luxurious.
Here’s a gift idea which will really allow your personality to show: DIY tea blends. Start with some leaf tea—either black, green, or something like rooibos, and add herbs, spices or other flavours to make a unique blend. What could be more personal?
Peanut Butter Blondies
Blondies are a fudgey, sweet non-chocolatey version of a brownie. Sweet and rich with butter, they’re an absolute treat that's easy to make. These have the option of a chocolate frosting, but you can leave it off for an easier time baking with a result that’s just as delicious.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles
Another truffle recipe! As the easiest to make type of home-made chocolate, it’s unsurprising in a collection like this, but I can’t see it being a big problem. These dark chocolate sea-salt truffles sound very grown-up, decidedly decadent and undoubtedly delicious.
Easy microwave lemon curd with gin
As this post says, hot buttered toast shining with zesty yellow lemon curd is a real treat. Lemon curd is surprisingly easy to make yourself, especially so if you use a microwave. Here’s a really grown-up version made using gin.
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Banana bread is easy, delicious and perfect for children to make. No decoration is needed, simply bake and enjoy! As with many cake recipes, it’s important not to over-mix the ingredients. It’s vegan too!
Daffodil Cookie Pops
A bunch of simple spring flowers is all that's really required for Mothering Sunday—and what could be more special than an edible bouquet. This simple tutorial is easy enough for any child who can handle rolling out playdough!
Helen Best-Shaw, is a freelance food & travel writer, recipe developer & photographer. She has been blogging at Fuss Free Flavours for over 11 years.