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Easy edible gifts for Mother’s Day

by Julia Pal

published on 14 March 2014

From the first ever clumsily scrawled cards, to knitted scarves and beautifully designed home crafts, the gifts that children make for their mothers are the most memorable of all. And if those gifts happen to be edible, all the better. If you’d like to bring a smile to your mum’s face on Mother’s Day, check out this edible gifts guide – we’ve got all the inspiration you need to whip up a truly special homemade treat.

Malt chocolate fudge

Malt Chocolate Fudge

by Jane Dunn

Made with two types of chocolate and studded with plenty of Maltesers, this sweet malt chocolate fudge is guaranteed to be a hit.

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Blood Orange Seed Cake

by Debora Robertson

This simple loaf cake is dressed up with a blood orange drizzle for a seasonal twist (though it can be made with regular oranges too), the perfect gift for mum to enjoy throughout the week.

Negroni Marmalade

Negroni Marmalade

by Debora Robertson

The traditional elements of a classic Negroni, gin, vermouth and Campari add a cheeky twist to this blood orange marmalade, guaranteed to be a breakfast-time favourite.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

Flavoured with a combination of barberry, orange, chocolate, and Aleppo chilli, this brittle from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team will appeal to anyone who loves Middle Eastern flavours.

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits

With a fresh raspberry hidden in the centre of each biscuit, these powder-dusted amaretti from Nadiya Hussain make an easy but impressive gift.


Nadiya Hussain’s Surprise Snickerdoodles

These moreish chocolate cookies have a hidden gooey caramel centre and a crunchy, salted peanut topping, perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Stem Ginger Shortbread

Stem Ginger Shortbread

by Linda Collister

Sometimes the most simple bakes are the best. This delicious biscuit recipe from the team behind The Great British Bake Off is definitely a keeper, with a lovely hint of spicy ginger.

peanut butter miso cookies

Peanut Butter Miso Cookies

by Cynthia Barcomi

The addition of miso to these peanut butter cookies creates a depth of flavour to these simple biscuits, the perfect gift to pair with tea or coffee.

Meliz Berg’s Almond-filled Celebration Cookies

by Meliz Berg

Covered in a heavy dusting of icing sugar and stuffed with roasted almonds these celebration cookies make for a stunning gift.

banoffee blondies

Fitwaffle’s Banoffee Blondies

by Eloise Head

These easy banana blondies are swirled through with caramel and white chocolate. Dense and fudgy, they are the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Bake with Jack’s Chocolate Brioche

by Jack Sturgess

This light, fluffy brioche studded with chocolate chips, is a labour of love that is perfect for gifting to mum to enjoy.

Iced Biscuits

Iced Biscuits

by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas

It doesn’t get sweeter than these pretty iced biscuits from The Primrose Bakery. This easy-to-follow recipe makes 30 biscuits, so your Mother’s Day gift can be enjoyed all week.



by Margot Henderson

Make the most of citrus season to whip up a batch of Margot Henderson’s time-honoured marmalade for your mum. This recipe specifies Seville oranges, but you could also use blood oranges, or a combination of oranges and lemons.

Coffee Toffee

Coffee Toffee

The perfect treat for any caffeine-loving mum, this easy toffee recipe balances a rich coffee flavour with sweet, irresistible toffee.

Edible Flower Lollipops with Sexy Sherbet

Edible Flower Lollipops with Sexy Sherbet

by The Meringue Girls

Follow these failsafe instructions for lollipops decorated with the most beautiful delicate flowers – a springtime treat that’s ideal for Mother’s Day

Montezuma’s Shortbread

Montezuma’s Shortbread

by Joanne Harris & Fran Warde

Who doesn’t love a slice of rich chocolate and caramel millionaire’s shortbread? Add a little edible gold leaf, and you’ve got a shortbread recipe fit for Montezuma – the aztec king of chocolate himself.

Espresso, fig and walnut muffins

Espresso, Fig and Walnut Muffins

A fail-safe afternoon treat, these little muffins are a flavour sensation with the fig, walnut and coffee complementing each other perfectly. 

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

by Mary Gwynn

This glorious tangy-yet-sweet lemon curd only takes 15 minutes to make, and yields around a kilo, meaning your mum will be able to enjoy it for weeks to come.

Chocolate and Pasilla Fondant Truffles

Rick Stein’s Chocolate and Pasilla Fondant Truffles

Inspired by his travels in Mexico, Rick Stein combines chilli and chocolate to create these seriously indulgent and totally unforgettable truffles.

Iced Ring Biscuits

Iced Ring Biscuits

A celebratory classic, take mum on a trip down memory lane back to all those birthday parties she threw for you when you were little, where party ring biscuits would always make an appearance. The perfect way to say thank you, don’t you think?


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