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Mix it up this Mother’s Day at home

Baking

This Mother’s Day you might not be able to treat mum at her favourite eatery, but there’s no need for her to miss out on some delicious ‘make at home’ delights.

We asked our team for recipes that kids could help make at home and here’s our top picks - a green juice to kickstart the day with fluffy pancakes, then traditional scones for afternoon tea.

Younger children will need help from dad or another grown-up for these. And definitely make sure cleaning up isn’t mum’s job.

Good morning juice
This green juice zings with all the good stuff

2-3 cups of spinach, rinsed
1 cucumber, rinsed and roughly chopped
1 small piece of ginger, peeled
1 green apple, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
Cup of water

Blend it all up and pour into a tall glass for mum – a great way to start the day.

Fluffy pancakes for brunch
Pair the juice (or a strong tea or coffee) with these delicious pancakes

1 cup of self-raising flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 free range egg (lightly beaten)
¾ cup of milk

In a bowl or jug whisk flour and sugar together. Mix in the egg and then the milk a little at a time until the batter is smooth.

Heat a non-stick frying pan and add some butter.

When the butter is foaming slightly, pour ¼ of a cup of pancake mix in for each pancake.

Once bubbles form on the surface, carefully flip the pancake over until it is lightly golden on the other side.

Serve cooked pancakes on a plate with some favourite toppings.

Scones for afternoon tea
Whip up a batch of good old-fashioned scones

Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 220°C.

2 cups self-raising flour
1tsp salt
1tbs butter
¾ cup of milk

Add ingredients into large bowl

Rub butter and salt into flour using fingertips

Mix into a soft dough with milk – add a little additional milk if you need

Turn onto a slightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic

Roll out until it is 2cm thick and cut into round shapes

Arrange on a tray and brush with milk

Place in the oven on the top or centre tray

Allow to cool slightly then break in half. Serve with good quality jam, cream or simply butter. (Feel free to throw some dark chocolate chips in the mixture for extra indulgence.)

Scones