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Mother's Day Recipes

Get as many generations as you can together to celebrate Mother's Day together with a special meal to share.

Nothing says thank you like a delicious home-cooked meal so we've picked out Mother's Day menu options that could come together for a special lunch with all the family.

Our pick of spring recipes are the perfect Mother's Day treat, including classic prawn cocktail or delicious garlic mussels to start, then lemon roast chicken with goats' cheese and celeriac mash or vegetarian twice baked soufflé followed by easy but impressive desserts such James Martin's raspberry and vanilla cheesecake.

Make the extra effort to mix everyone's favourite recipes with new ideas and recipes you've never tried before, whether it's slow cooking a roast to perfection or making ahead dessert so that you can spend more time chatting and relaxing.

Pick from edible gifts such as chocolate bark that can be wrapped up in cellophane and a pretty bow and go all out for one of most popular cakes, a towering chocolate and hazelnut layer cake that's dripping with salted caramel.

Mother's Day isn't about expensive gifts but all about enjoying quality time together and there's no better way than round a Sunday lunch table.

These carrot and giner cupcakes are so pretty - and taste gorgeous!

Click through to find more Mother's Day recipe inspiration...

Pear, Feta, Walnut and Pea Shoot Salad

Pear, Feta, Walnut and Pea Shoot Salad

Sweet pear, crunchy walnuts and salty cheese - the flavours and textures make this pear, feta, walnut and pea shoot salad recipe the perfect combination for a light starter.

Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail

Make a classic prawn cocktail for a retro treat that's still a favourite all round.

Garlic Mussels

Garlic Mussels

Fresh mussels are so delicious with a simple garlic and herb sauce that you can serve with skinny fries or fresh crusty bread for dipping.

See the garlic mussels recipe.

Lemon Chicken with Goats' Cheese and Celeric Mash

Lemon Chicken with Goats' Cheese and Celeric Mash

This lemon chicken with goat's cheese and celeriac mash recipe is pure comfort food with a healthy twist - just right for a springtime roast.

Fennel and Leek Gratin

Fennel and Leek Gratin

Make a delicious side dish like fennel and leek gratin, where the aniseed flavour mellows as it cooks and works so well with leeks.

Mixed Bean Salad with Radish, Pomegranate and Fresh Goats' Cheese

Mixed Bean Salad with Radish, Pomegranate and Fresh Goats' Cheese

A light and fresh side dish packed with flavour - your guests will be wowed by this mixed bean salad with radish, pomegranate and goat's cheese recipe.

Slow Shoulder of Lamb

Slow Shoulder of Lamb

Slow cook shoulder of lamb for the best results and this Middle Eastern-inspired recipe is full or spices for the perfect or summer spring roast. 

Boulangere Potatoes

Boulangere Potatoes

An utterly moreish way to serve potatoes that's much lighter than a traditional creamy gratin, you'll love our boulangere potatoes recipe.

Roasted Pork Loin with Porcini Polenta

Roasted Pork Loin with Porcini Polenta

Give roasted pork loin with crackling a up-to-date twist and serve it with porcini polenta.

See the roasted pork loin with porcini polenta recipe.

Twice Baked Souffles

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Twice Baked Souffles

Take your pick of cheeses, from cheddar to Comte, to create this twice baked souffles recipe - a vegetarian main everyone will love!

Fool-Proof Chocolate Fondant

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Fool-Proof Chocolate Fondant

Easy chocolate fondant puddings ooze chocolate sauce and look the part for a special meal, but are so simple to make and are ready in just 30 minutes.

Vanilla and Raspberry Cheesecake

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Vanilla and Raspberry Cheesecake

Could this be the ultimate cheesecake? No-one will be able to resist a second slice of this baked New York raspberry cheesecake recipe from chef James Martin!

Elderflower Sorbet

Elderflower Sorbet

Looking for a lighter dessert? This elderflower sorbet recipe is fat free and such a refreshing way to finish lunch!

Apricot and Vanilla Tartlets

Apricot and Vanilla Tartlets

So easy and quick to make, this apricot and vanilla tartlet recipe makes the perfect dessert if you're entertaining a crowd.

Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Cake

Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Cake

Make this stunning chocolate, hazelnut and salted caramel cake as a show-stopping dessert or for afternoon tea that's extra special.

Soft Maple Caramels With Sea Salt

Soft Maple Caramels With Sea Salt

Make an edible gift like moreish soft maple caramels with sea salt (and hopefully, they will be shared!).

See the soft maple caramels with sea salt recipe.

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark

Looking for a chic homemade gift, or something sweet to serve with coffee after your meal? Add your favourite flavours to our chocolate bark recipe to create your perfect indulgent treat - it beats anything in the shops!

Clotted Cream Fudge

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Clotted Cream Fudge

Make clotted cream fudge for a rich and creamy edible gift that takes just 25 minutes to prepare.

See the clotted cream fudge recipe.

Gooey Truffle Squares

Gooey Truffle Squares

DIY truffle squares are rich and impressive, but so easy to make. Just make them the day before as they need 24 hours to chill.

See the gooey truffle squares recipe.