One of the classic features of Mothers Day is serving them breakfast in bed. Now I know there is a temptation to let the kids make breakfast and serve it to them which is very sweet and funny but I think they do deserve a really nice edible breakfast if you really only do it a handful of times every year. I have come up with some great recipes below that are super tasty and with just a little supervision the kids can help you make these too.
Toasted Breakfast Cups
Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Ask your little helper to grease 8 holes of a muffin tin with butter.
Push one slice of bread into each greased hole, moulding it to fit with your fingers (kids will love helping with this part!) – all four corners of the bread should be sticking up. Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove and leave to cool a little.
Get the kids to put one slice of ham inside each cup, smoothing it out to make a lining for the toast. Crack an egg into each one and season well – best if you do this bit. Return to the oven for 10 minutes, or until the whites are cooked but the yolk is still soft*. Remove from the oven and ask the kids to scatter over the chives. Serve immediately.
I love French Toast on the odd occasion and I think it is one of those recipes that really surprises in the UK. Mum won't have this very often so give this a try.
- 12 rashers streaky bacon
- 3 eggs
- 3 thick slices of bread (white or brown)
- 75g (3oz) butter
- Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
- Drop of Vanilla extract (optional)
- Grill the bacon until crisp and keep warm. Lightly whisk three eggs, season (add the optional cinnamon and vanilla extract) and put in a shallow dish.
- Dip bread slices in the egg and press gently to help it absorb. Heat the butter in a pan and fry the bread for 2 mins on each side until golden brown.
- Cut each slice of bread into two triangles and top each with two slices of bacon and a good drizzle of maple syrup.
- 4 croissants
- 8 slices good-quality ham
- 8 slices Emmental cheese
- 2 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tsp Poppy seeds
- Preheat the oven to 190c. Slice the croissants in half lengthways. Place a slice of cheese on the base of the croissants, followed by two slices of ham and another slice of cheese.
- Place the croissants on a baking tray.
- Mix the honey and brown sugar together and brush on top of the croissants. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and place in the oven for 6-7 minutes to heat through.
- Serve immediately.