What To Cook Mum On Mother’s Day

February 14, 2024 - 5 min read 

After years of her cooking for you, flip the script this Mother’s Day and serve your mum a meal you’d made yourself. It’s easy to create a mouth-watering menu for Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner with the latest ovens, cooktops and small kitchen appliances, not to mention coffee machines that brew flat whites to rival the beverages at Mum’s favourite cafe!

Does Mum love morning-tea treats and decadent desserts? How about hearty lunches, light bites or vegetarian delights? For sweet- or savoury-loving mums, you can’t go past these best ever Mother’s Day recipes. Let’s get cooking!

A young girl opening and looking into an oven in a kitchen.

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For Mother’s Day Brunch

From sweets and treats to savoury bites, round up the best small kitchen appliances to create a brunch spread that’ll make Mum proud.

Blueberry Scones

Whip up scrumptious blueberry scones in your air fryer for brunch bliss that’s ready in less than 15 minutes. With a crispy, golden exterior and perfectly moist centre, these spruced-up scones are a must-make for Mum.

image of blueberry scones

Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 8 min

Makes about 9


1 cup self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting

1 tablespoon caster sugar

20g butter, cold, chopped

100ml milk

¼ cup blueberries

Jam or butter, to serve


Put flour into a large bowl and stir in sugar. Rub in butter using fingertips until fine crumbs form.

Pour in milk and stir using a butter knife, mixing to form a soft shaggy dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.

Add blueberries and knead briefly and gently with your hands until just smooth. Use your hand to press dough out evenly into a disc, approx. 2cm thick.

Using a knife dusted in flour, cut dough into 9 equally sized rectangular pieces.

Line the basket of the air fryer with a sheet of baking paper and place dough pieces inside, in a single layer.

Set the temperature to 200C and time to 7 minutes (time may vary depending on your air fryer). Cook until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes then serve with jam or butter.

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Prosciutto Pizza

Best shared with Mum, this Italian classic delivers a burst of favourite pizza flavours. Sprinkle some love into a homemade base (a breeze to make with your stand mixer), then serve up this crispy-crust dream straight from the oven – yum!

Prosciutto pizza on a table

Recipe by Electrolux 

Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus 40 minutes proving)

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


7g dried yeast

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tsp fine salt

400ml warm water

500g baker’s flour, plus extra, to dust

1/4 cup tomato paste

50g prosciutto

1/2 small zucchini, finely sliced

1/4 capsicum, finely sliced

1/4 cup kalamata olives

100g mozzarella, sliced

3–4 sprigs fresh basil leaves


Pre-heat Electrolux 60cm Pyrolytic Oven to 30°C, proving function.

Place yeast, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Add warm water, stir, and set aside for 5 minutes. Put flour into the bowl of a stand mixer, and once the yeast and water mix begins to foam, add to the flour.

Mix on low speed with a dough hook for 10 minutes. Once mixed, remove and briefly knead on a floured bench for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a clean, oiled bowl and cover with cling film. Place dough in pre-heated oven for 40 minutes, or until it doubles in size.

When the dough has risen, remove from the oven and place onto a floured work surface, then knead for 1 minute and divide the dough into four equal portions.

Pre-heat oven to 230°C, in steam roast mode. Dust a large flat baking tray with a little flour. Roll out one portion of dough on a clean lightly floured surface to about 30cm round and 3mm thick. Transfer to a tray.

Spread an even layer of tomato paste over the base, top with some of the prosciutto, zucchini, capsicum, olives and mozzarella. Cook in pre-heated oven for 12–15 minutes until golden and crispy.

Remove from oven, sprinkle basil leaves on top, and serve. Repeat with remaining dough, or freeze, portioned, for up to 8 weeks


Watermelon And Friends Juice

For a fresh and fruity brunch addition, this seasonal sip makes the most of in-season watermelon. The nutritious combination of melon, cherry tomatoes, lime and coconut water, loaded into your juicer, is a cinch to make.

image of fresh watermelon juice in two glasses

Prep: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


1 cup watermelon, fresh

¼ cup cherry tomatoes

1 ½ tsp lime juice

1 ½ cups coconut water

120g ice

Add ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


Mother’s Day Lunch

Choose from bistro-style classics, flavour-packed vegetarian options or hearty dishes cooked with love in your steam oven or air fryer.


Lemon And Sage Roast Chicken And Potatoes

There’s nothing better than crispy potatoes and juicy chicken to gladden Mum’s heart. This recipe takes just 50 minutes in the combi steam oven and you’re done! Lunch is served.

image of roast chicken coming out of an oven

Recipe by Smeg Chef Elke Travers

After just 50 minutes in the combi-steam oven, family favourites roast chicken and potatoes are cooked to golden perfection.


1.6kg whole chicken

1 onion, quartered

1 lemon, quartered

1 bunch sage

1kg new potatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt & pepper


Set combi-steam oven to steam + static + fan and pre-heat to 220⁰C with 70% steam.

Stuff chicken cavity with onion, lemon and sage and place on baking tray with new potatoes. Drizzle chicken and potatoes with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast for 50 minutes.

Carve chicken and serve with pan juices and roast potatoes.


Chocolate And Pear Self-Saucing Pudding

Tempt Mum’s sweet tooth with this simple but scrumptious pudding. Dish it up straight from the air fryer for a wicked dessert that’ll leave her wanting more.

Closeup image of Chocolate and Pear Pudding

Recipe By Elle Vernon For Philips

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 8



50g butter, melted

½ cup brown sugar

125ml milk

1 free-range egg

¼ cup Dutch cocoa

1 cup self-raising flour

1 ripe pear, unpeeled, cut into 1cm cubes

¼ cup chocolate baking bits (mix of dark and milk)

Coconut yoghurt, double cream or ice-cream, to serve


½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup Dutch cocoa


Put the butter in the baking dish then place the dish in the basket of your air fryer. Set the temperature to 180°C and the timer to 5 minutes, to melt the butter (timing may vary depending on your air fryer).

Remove the dish from the basket and allow butter to cool for 5 minutes before adding sugar, milk, egg and cocoa. Use a silicone whisk to beat until combined.

Add flour and beat again until a smooth batter forms.

Add pear and chocolate, and gently fold through the batter. Smooth the surface.

To make the sauce, scatter the sugar and cocoa directly over the batter.

Place the baking dish in the basket of the airfryer. Pour 500ml of boiling water over the back of a large spoon, directly on top of the batter, sugar and cocoa.

Set the temperature to 160°C and the timer to 25 minutes. Cook until the cake topping is firm and a thick chocolate sauce has formed on the base.

Remove the dish from the airfryer and set aside for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve pudding with coconut yoghurt, double cream or ice-cream.


The Take-Home Gift

No Mother’s Day feast is complete without sending Mum home with the perfect parting gift. Is she a bit of a foodie? “For avid cooks, the latest stand mixers and benchtop appliances come in fun colours and soft pastels that’ll add personality to Mum’s kitchen.” says Tracey Ellis, The Good Guys Buyer – Portable Appliances.
At the Good Guys, you’ll find gifts for every mum this Mother’s Day. From coffee machines and massage guns to robot vacuums and smart speakers, we’ve got the appliances that will make her day – every day.

“For avid cooks, the latest stand mixers and benchtop appliances come in fun colours and soft pastels that’ll add personality to Mum’s kitchen.”

Looking to make Mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day? Start planning your menu now with these mouth-watering Mother’s Day recipes and visit The Good Guys in-store and online for the perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas. With the latest kitchen appliances, smartphones and personal tech to choose from, it’s easy to show Mum you care!

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