Give her a day off, do the cooking
Because mum shouldn’t have to be in the kitchen
MOTHER’S Day is the perfect time to pamper your mum and show you how much you care.
What better way to do that than to cook her some delightful meals.
Central and North Burnett Times journalist Jack Lawrie has enlisted the help of his mum Leanne Morgan for some easy, delicious recipes you can serve to your mother on her special day.
Cookie dough Slice INGREDIENTS
1 pkt refrigerated cookie dough (alternatively make up a packet mix for choc chip cookies as per the directions on the pack and refrigerate overnight)
1⁄ cup caster sugar 2 250g Philly cream cheese METHOD
Divide the cookie dough in half. Press one half on a 15cm x 27cm slice tin, lined with baking paper.
Beat the cream cheese, egg and sugar until combined and smooth then poor over the dough.
Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the mixture.
Bake in a moderate over for 35-40 mins. Cool in the tin. Cut into squares when cool.
Healthy Pumpkin bread INGREDIENTS
1⁄ cup coconut oil 3
½ cup maple syrup (or honey)
1 cup mashed pumpkin 1ts vanilla extract
½ tbs salt
1 2⁄ cups wholemeal 3 self-raising flour
1 ts baking soda
¼ cup natural set yoghurt ¼ cup pepitas METHOD
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, mix the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, yoghurt and eggs until well combined.
Stir in cooked and mashed pumpkin.
Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt through the pumpkin mixture. Stir gently to combine.
Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth surface and sprinkle with pepiras.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes.
Lift onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cold. Super Easy Tea Bread INGREDIENTS
¾ cup sultanas
¾ cup currents
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup black tea
1½ cups SR Flour
2 eggs 2 tbs marmalade METHOD
Soak fruit in tea overnight
Add flour and sugar and marmalade and mix well.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf pan with baking paper. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.
TASTY: Cookie dough slice, a delicious sweet that's sure to be a favourite of mums and kids alike.