Mum has always been the one cooking for us. Give back this Mother’s Day and treat her with 5 easy recipes to jump start her day, the beautiful way.
- Dutch Baby Pancakes.
Despite looking like they should be done by the fancy hotel chefs, don’t be intimidated by the Dutch Baby Pancakes! All they take is a simple batter, and some fruit.
Blend the batter of flour, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until you achieve a smooth consistency, and let it sit aside for 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 435 Fahrenheit, with a skillet that you’ll be utilizing later. After 20 minutes, carefully remove the skillet and butter it evenly, and pour the batter in, returning the skillet to the oven. Bake it until it puffs, with beautiful golden browning, or until you can resist no longer (15 to 20 minutes).
Remove from the oven, and watch as the center deflates, leaving behind a tender, soft and warm pancake. Serve with powdered sugar, and fresh fruits. For a different spin, you can use maple syrup, jam, or even ice cream! Simply customize it to your mother’s tastes.
Get the full recipe here: https://www.marthastewart.com/333957/dutch-baby-pancake
We’re sure most of us grew up with congee, a home staple for almost every Asian household.
Combine rice and your cooking liquid of choice into a saucepan. The cooking liquid may be broth of any kind, or even just water! Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly, before leaving it to simmer for another hour — don’t forget to keep stirring! This helps your achieve your creamy texture, and prevent burning. When seasoning, go heavier if you used water - its your only chance to flavour it, and go light on the salt if you’ve used stock or broth.
A good way to elevate this dish, and to utilise leftovers — shredded chicken, vegetables, and even fish can be added.
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- Big Breakfast
Does mum enjoy a good, hearty breakfast to start her day? This one’s a good one - and entirely customizable to her tastes.
A big breakfast usually consists of eggs, toast, mushroom, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, baked beans, hash brown - you can basically add anything your mum likes in it.
You can scramble, make a sunny side up, poach, or even an omelette with the eggs, grill your tomatoes or have them fresh,
add beans, a side salad and even baked potatoes - The choice is yours! Your mum’s stomach will thank us later.
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- Tomato Soup
Maybe mum prefers something more simple? Opt for soups, which can cater to almost every stomach, even the pickiest.
Tomato soup is a great way to start the day, it has the perfect serving of nutrients. Tomato soup is great for your daily detox, and also helps in weight management.
Prepare tomatoes, onions, carrot and a celery stick. Slowly caramelise and soften your vegetables (except the tomato) in a tablespoon of olive oil in a deep pan, before adding 2 teaspoons of tomato puree. Shoot the tomatoes in, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let everything stew for 10 minutes, with two torn bay leaves, until the liquid level rises. Slowly add stock of your choice, stirring as you go, letting it cook further, till you achieve a ‘slushy’ look to the tomatoes. Fish out your bay leaves, then blitz the remaining together, pureeing everything, and serve, warm or chilled.
Get the full recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2075/tomato-soup
Let’s go back to basics — nothing can go wrong with a good stack of fluffy pancakes.
In a large bowl, mix together sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Create a small well in the mixture of the dry ingredients, and pour in milk, egg and melted butter, mixing until you achieve a smooth batter with no lumps. Pour and spread an even amount onto an oiled, heated griddle, and flip once bubbles come to the surface.
You can serve them in a variety of ways, whether sweet or savoury. Consider a fresh stack of pancakes with Nutella, bananas and powdered sugar, or have it served with chicken!
Get the recipe here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/21014/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/
Enjoy cooking and Happy Mother's Day!