Pumpkins and early evening sunsets illuminating the skies with bursts of turquoise and pink. It can only be autumn holidays in England;
Its Mother’s Day this Sunday 6th March, show your mum’s how much you care and treat them to some homemade delights made by yourself!
Here are our favourite Mothering Sunday recipes from start to finish yes you heard us, breakfast lunch and dinner.. no excuses!
1. Breakfast – Giving Tree pancakes
Giving Tree fruity buttermilk pancakes
150g self-raising flour (wholemeal flour can be substituted here too)
2 medium eggs
2tbsp honey (2 tbsp coconut sugar if you have it )
150ml chi coconut milk
1tbsp coconut oil + extra for frying
1 sliced banana
1 small pack of Giving Tree strawberries
100g fresh blueberries
Place the flour in a large bowl. Whisk in the eggs and honey then gradually whisk in the coconut milk and 1 tbsp oil to form a thick batter. Stir in the fresh fruit.
Heat a little extra oil in a frying pan and using a tablespoon, spoon some mixture into the pan to make 4 pancakes.
Cook gently for 1-2 minutes each side until golden and cooked through. Repeat to make 12 pancakes.
Scatter with extra fruit and Giving Tree strawberry crisps!
2. Lunch – You’re very own easy version of afternoon tea!
Smoked salmon and cucumber afternoon tea loaf
3tbsp butter, softened
2tbsp dill, finely chopped
3tbsp curly parsley, finely chopped
5 slices rye bread (approx 250g)
125g (4½oz) smoked salmon
1 lemon, zest & juice
175g (6oz) cream cheese
Using a peeler slice the cucumber thinly into ribbons. Layer over kitchen towel to draw out a little moisture.
In a bowl mix the butter with the dill and 2 tbsp parsley then season with a little salt & freshly ground black pepper. Spread over one side of each rye bread slice.
Place on slice of rye bread on a plate and top with a few slices of salmon, squeeze over a little lemon juice and top with a few slices of cucumber.
Mix the cream cheese and lemon zest together. Spread the other side of the remaining rye breads with the cream cheese mixture and place one on top of the cucumber.
Repeat this until all the rye bread is gone. Spread the top with the remaining cream cheese mixture. Top with lemon zest & parsley and slice gently with a bread knife to serve.
Tip: Make sure you place your salmon and cucumber right up to the edges so you can make a feature out of the sides of the loaf.
& a her favourite cup of tea too and pack of Giving Tree veg crisps!
3. Dinner – Balsamic Roast Chicken
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and de-seeded
2 sweet potatoes, peeled
4 small parsnips (or 2 large), peeled
4 tbsp chi coconut oil
1 large red onion, peeled
4 chicken leg joints
Few sprigs fresh thyme and rosemary
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp clear honey
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Cut the butternut squash, sweet potato and parsnips into large chunks.
Put the oil in a large roasting tin and heat in the oven.
Put the squash, sweet potato and parsnips in a pan, cover with cold water and heat until boiling. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile cut the onion into 8 wedges.
Put the chicken in the roasting tin, skin side up, and surround with the vegetables, tucking the herbs in between. Roast for 30 minutes, basting occasionally.
Mix the balsamic vinegar and honey.
Remove the chicken from the oven and drizzle with the honey mixture. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, then serve.
Post your Mother’s Day recipes and tag us in any Giving Tree creations 🙂
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In case you haven’t noticed it yet; our Giving Tree fruit crisps are really special as they are freeze dried. Sounds pretty fancy,