Mother’s Day: Sunday lunch touches for special mums
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, why not treat your mum to a special Sunday lunch this year? We’ve compiled a couple of easily combinable ideas for every type of mum, to save you time and nerves!
For the mum with a sweet tooth: A bouquet of cupcake roses
What better lunch gift than cupcakes that look like flowers? You’ll only need a few ingredients (you can even pick up a mix if you’re short on time) and one easily acquirable piece of basic baking equipment, and the outcome is truly special. These cupcakes from Lindsay Ann look extravagant, yet are easy to recreate at home and will surely bring a smile to every mother’s face.
For an instruction video on how to recreate the cupcake roses visit here.
For the carnivore mum: Meat sliders à la you
If your mother is more of a carnivore, then tiny meat sliders are a great way of showing your love. You can customise them in any way you like – there are no limits to your creativity. Just pick up some mini rolls at the supermarket along with some meat patties and browse for other ideas. Halloumi is always a good choice, as well as roasted vegetables. Bonus points for hearts made of ketchup.
This also works well for a herbivore Mum too, you can just replace the meat with a veggie patty.
For the trendy mum: Quinoa salad
If your mum is constantly on the lookout for the new cronut and dying to get her hands on a rainbow bagel, then a quinoa salad is the ideal mother’s day lunch for her. Again, there are no boundaries to your creativity here! You can opt for classic ingredients like pine nuts, semi dried tomatoes and roasted veg, but you can also mix it up with some edible flowers and maybe some sweet potato fries as a side.
For the traditional mum: Pie with a twist
If your mum is a fan of traditional things, then a pie is a nice idea for a cozy Sunday lunch. You can either opt for the classic range of recipes or mix things up a little by adding special ingredients like sweet potatoes, unusual herbs (for example dukkah) or wild mushrooms to turn the pie into a special surprise. You can also get creative with sides and gravy in case you’re picking up a ready-made pie.
For the boozy mum: Baba au Rum
Baba au Rum is an easy, boozy classic. Again, the ingredient list is fairly short and you can even get way with buying a brioche at the supermarket, cutting it into pieces and drizzling it with icing. The essential ingredient here is rum, so make sure you pick up a nicer brand. If you want to make them from scratch, you can watch pro Martha Stuart making them here.