If you’re planning breakfast in bed for a mum this weekend, then you may well know already what mum’s favourite dish would be (eggs Benedict for me. Or a slice of toast). But if you need to get something lovely in, then here’s a few to consider:
Not every mum will favour a cooked breakfast (or have kids that are ready to cook one) so something like a good granola might be a great starting point. I love the sound of Cinnamon and Pecan from Spoon, as these are two of my favourite things, plus when you then count in the maple syrup it’s made with then I’m in.
If you wanted to combine a gift and breakfast, then the Breakfast in Bed Hamper from Forman & Field does both and with great taste. I mean, smoked salmon, Peter’s Yard crispbreads, Chapel Down fizz and some great coffee? I’d be lucky to get out of bed before lunch!
Maybe a sausage sandwich would go down well? How about some Old Spot pork sausages from Premier Gourmet Foods? Old Spot gives a delicious flavour to the sausages, definitely not your average banger.
If your mum would just love a plate of good toast, then how about a selection of breads that will be fabulous, toasted or not, from Hobbs House Bakery. This is the luxury tasting box and includes brioche and fig and walnut, so really covering everything from breakfast to end of dinner cheese board.
For something very simple to prepare, as long as you’re organised and start the night before, then a bowl of a delicious Bircher muesli might just do the trick. There’s a gorgeous recipe over on the Jamie Oliver site, which is actually from “A Modern Way to Eat” by Anna Jones, one of the books I’ve been recommended recently.
For most mums, it won’t matter what you make, the fact that you took her breakfast will be a gift in its own right. Though also doing the washing up and not leaving the kitchen looking like a bomb has gone off will help an awful lot too!