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How To Host The Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch At Home

April 12, 2024 – 5 min read

Sure. You could go out for a Mother’s Day meal. Or, you could treat Mum to an epic brunch experience at home, made with love by her nearest and dearest. Hosting at home makes for a more relaxed and intimate celebration and you can up the ante with music, scent, lighting and styling, setting the stage for a Mother’s Day to remember. Oh, and did we mention we have a scrumptious recipe for blueberry scones? Read on for all your essential ingredients and small kitchen appliances to unleash a Mother’s Day brunch par excellence.

Want more Mother’s Day gift ideas? Check out our bumper Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Something From The Bar

Cocktail or mocktail? Smoothie or shake? Iced tea or spritzer? Cover all bases with these two industrious kitchen aids. The Breville The Kinetix Twist Blender  comes with a 1.5L blender jug attachment that folds and aerates for the creamiest concoctions and frothiest of cocktails, and theSodastream Source Power White Sparkling Water Maker  to put the fizz in your festivities (along with your virgin or alcoholic potions). It also comes in black or white, so it’s sure to look good in any kitchen. 

For a true café experience, the DeLonghi La Specialista Arte Manual Coffee Machine is a sophisticated manual coffee maker with a cute green design that Mum will love. Featuring a wide range of recipes, freshly ground beans, and silky-smooth textured milk, it will leave the whole household wanting more! 

Take the party outside with the Solt Outdoor Beverage Centre. With a 190L capacity, there’s oodles of room for everyone’s favourite tipple. There’s only one hard and fast beverage rule: don’t skimp on the coffee! Every great brunch depends on it. 

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The Food Of Love

The beauty of brunch? No rules. You can serve up pretty much anything you fancy. If you’re after a quick but tasty brunch before a big day out, you can’t go past the Russell Hobbs Distinctions collection. Featuring the Distinctions Kettle to brew Mum that perfect cup of tea, and the Distinctions 2 Slice Toaster for an easy and tasty bite to eat, it’s a match made in heaven for a simple but fast brunch before an afternoon of adventure.

Want to whip up something a little bit fancier for Mum? You’ll need the Sunbeam Planetary Mixmaster The Master One on standby. With a simple, easy-to-clean design, it can plough through the doughiest of doughs, while its 8 speed settings can keep up with any baking task, from kneading and mixing batter, to whipping egg whites. (It also makes a great Mother’s Day gift too!)

Looking to put something fresh on the menu? Easily create a fruit platter to start Mum’s day off right or make some flavour-packed dips with the Kenwood Multipro Go Food Processor. You’ll cut down on prep time and maximise your quality time with Mum.

Did you know that air fryers aren’t only masters at turning out crispy, crunchy delights? They’re also fab for baking delicious cakes, mini-muffins, and breakfast rolls. Need some inspo? Here is a great recipe to make heavenly blueberry scones which will be ready in record time and might even cause Mum to go back for seconds! Plus, keep reading for the most delicious pancake recipe - perfect for all the chocolate lovers! 

Blueberry Scones Recipe

These homemade scones will be ready to serve in less than 15 minutes making a lovely hassle-free addition to your Mother’s Day celebration. The blueberries will give mum a health boost with their vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, they’ll give your scones an extra burst of natural sweetness – yum! 

Fresh baked blueberry muffins with melted butter

Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 8 min

Makes about 9

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  1. Put flour into a large bowl and stir in sugar. Rub in butter using fingertips until fine crumbs form.
  2. Pour in milk and stir using a butter knife, mixing to form a soft shaggy dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
  3. 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.
  4. Using a knife dusted in flour, cut dough into 9 equally sized rectangular pieces.
  5. Line the basket of the Russell Hobbs 8 Litre Satisfry Extra Large Air Fryer with a sheet of baking paper and place dough pieces inside, in a single layer.
  6. Set the temperature to 200C and time to 7 minutes. Cook until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes then serve with jam or butter.

Gooey Chocolate Pancakes Recipe  

There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of warm pancakes, and thanks to our friends at Westinghouse, we’ve got the perfect gooey chocolate pancake recipe for you to whip up for Mum. Plus, if you want to earn some extra brownie points, don’t forget to clean up the mess in the kitchen – we are sure Mum will appreciate this!

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Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Makes about 12

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp chocolate spread 
  • 250mls buttermilk 
  • 60g castor sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 250g plain flour 
  • 60g melted butter 
  • 1 large banana 
  • 2 tbsp butter 

To Serve: 

  • Maple syrup 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries 
  • To Serve 
  • Maple syrup 
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries 

Method:

  1. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate soda. Whisk the eggs with the buttermilk and melted butter. Combine the dry and wet ingredients into a lumpy batter, being careful not to over mix. 
  2. Heat some butter in a pan over medium heat. Spoon some batter into the pan and sprinkle the top with some of the blueberries. Wait until bubbles that arise start to pop (about 30 seconds) and then carefully flip to cook on the other side. 
  3. Slice banana on an angle. 
  4. Stack on a plate and sandwich together with chocolate spread and banana and serve with lashings of maple syrup and fresh berries. 

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“Hosting at home makes for a more relaxed and intimate celebration and you can up the ante with music, scent, lighting and styling, setting the stage for a Mother’s Day brunch to remember.”

The Take-Home Gift 

To top off your Mother's Day brunch, treat Mum with a personalised present. If you need some inspiration, we have got you covered with the best gift guides for every type of Mum. At The Good Guys, it's easy to find the perfect gift to make her feel treasured. Here's some of our top gift guides ...

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You’ll find everything you need to create a dream brunch at home for Mum this Mother’s Day at The Good Guys. Visit us in-store or online to explore a huge range of small kitchen appliances, and check out our other Mother’s Day gift guides for more expert picks. 

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