Mother’s day is a great time to spend the day cooking or baking. Radar has written up some recipes to show the best recipes a Mother could teach you. Learning to cook from your Mother is a life-long skill and generations of families tend to pass on cooking recipes. Here are some of our favourite recipes:
Recipe 1: Watercress and Spinach Soup
• 1 Onion
• 1 Large Potato
• 2 Stock Cubes – chicken or vegetable
1. Chop an onion finely and fry in a pan with a spoon of oil. Cook slowly until softened.
2. Peel the potato and cut into large pieces. Put the potato pieces to a pan, pour in one pint of water.
3. Dissolve two stock cubes in the same pan and stir well.
4. Leave to boil for 10 minutes.
5. Add all the spinach and watercress, this will shrink down quickly.
6. Boil for two minutes.
7. Blend until the soup is the desired thickness.
8. Taste a small amount to test if it needs seasoning.
9. Optional: one teaspoon of crème fraiche, chopped chives and croutons.
10. Serve with oatcakes or toast.
Recipe 2: Scotch Pancakes
• 220g Self-raising flour
• 2 Eggs
• 280g Milk
• One dessert spoon of Syrup
1. Measure out the flour and syrup, then crack two eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
2. Add milk until the mixture drops off the spoon easily.
3. Heat a frying pan and grease the pan with butter.
4. Spoon the mixture into circles to make the desired size of pancake.
5. When bubbles start to appear, this is when it’s time to flip the pancake.
6. Cook until golden brown and leave to cool.
7. Enjoy with butter, syrup, Nutella, or any other toppings. Good luck recreating these recipes and make sure to spend your time with family and friends on Mother’s day.
This day is to feel grateful for your Mother’s support and guidance, so take the time to appreciate her. Then pass your own recipes onto the next generation of your family to carry on the tradition