Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day tradition that seems particularly appropriate this year, as going out for meals isn’t possible. Here are some ideas for breakfasts and brunches to spoil Mum at home – regardless of your skill level in the kitchen.
How about impressing Mum with some freshly baked bread? This Soda Bread is quick and easy to make, or try No Knead Bread (make the dough the day before). Either of these would be delicious with the usual breakfast spreads, or serve them up with some Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs) for a more substantial meal.
For Mums with a sweet tooth, try Easter Babka (chocolate and hot cross bun spices are delicious at any time of year, after all!) or if you’re particularly organised and have a bit of baking experience under your belt, give Matcha Croissants a go (if they don’t work out, come in and pick some up from Agathe, or get them delivered to your door).
The littlest members of the family will enjoy helping stir the batter for Fluffy Pancakes and Fruit Muffins and older children can make them with minimal supervision. The pancakes can be as funny or as fancy as you like depending on the decorations – get creative and make a portrait of Mum using drizzles of ice-cream topping, fruit chopped into shapes and so on, or go cafe-style with whipped cream, special preserves, edible flowers, mint leaves and the like. (It might be time to order some artisan chocolate spreads from Atypic Chocolate!)
Toasted fruit bread is also a delicious breakfast option – this Banana, Date and Walnut Loaf is a customer favourite at Canteen and is divine served fresh from the oven with plenty of butter and a cup of top quality tea (there are plenty to choose from at Tea Drop).
If you don’t have time to bake and happen to be at the Market early on Mother’s Day, drop in to Canteen and pick up a few slices of this loaf or some of their other breakfast favourites to take home instead.*
Once you’ve got the menu and Mum’s gift sorted, think about how you will present the meal. Order some flowers from Azalea (or think outside the box with a crystal air plant from Terrarium Laboratory) and update tableware if necessary: Market traders such as Yakedy Yak, The SuperCool, Rainbow Connection, Market Import and In2Homewares can deliver plates, bowls, cutlery and crockery.
*The Market’s eateries are open as usual for takeaway. Some are also offering meal delivery. Find out more here.