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Mother’s Day Ideas

Dinner & dessert ideas for the special lady in your life...Your mammy!

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Mother’s Day Ideas

Dinner & dessert ideas for the special lady in your life...Your mammy!

Mother’s Day Ideas | DonalSkehan.com, Dinner & dessert ideas for the special lady in your life...Your mammy!
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Wild Garlic Lamb

1. Roast Lamb with Wild Garlic Pesto

In this roast lamb recipe I use the classic combo of garlic & rosemary to flavour the lamb leg. An easy side dish to serve alongside the roast lamb is simply braised baby gem, with peas in white wine and thyme. In springtime, wild garlic appears all across Ireland in shaded woodland areas. It is easy to recognise from its distinctive garlic smell. The leaves can be harvested and treated like any salad leaf or used to make a pesto to serve alongside the lamb. A full leg of lamb also adds a bit of drama to a Mother’s Day dinner table.

Get the recipe here.

 

1. Roast Lamb with Wild Garlic Pesto

In this roast lamb recipe I use the classic combo of garlic & rosemary to flavour the lamb leg. An easy side dish to serve alongside the roast lamb is simply braised baby gem, with peas in white wine and thyme. In springtime, wild garlic appears all across Ireland in shaded woodland areas. It is easy to recognise from its distinctive garlic smell. The leaves can be harvested and treated like any salad leaf or used to make a pesto to serve alongside the lamb. A full leg of lamb also adds a bit of drama to a Mother’s Day dinner table.

Get the recipe here.

 

2. Connemara Lamb Shanks with Nettle Mash

This dish looks very impressive served to a table. The nettles add a great twist to the mash and the lamb works really well together with the persillade. If you’re not quite up for tackling a full leg of lamb, these shanks are a great option, require very little work but deliver big flavour!

Get the recipe here.

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2. Connemara Lamb Shanks with Nettle Mash

This dish looks very impressive served to a table. The nettles add a great twist to the mash and the lamb works really well together with the persillade. If you’re not quite up for tackling a full leg of lamb, these shanks are a great option, require very little work but deliver big flavour!

Get the recipe here.

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3. Herby Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato

Mastering a really good roast chicken is a bit of an art form in itself and the basis of any good home cook’s reputation. I love cooking it so that you’re left with a salty, crispy skin and meat that is moist and full of herby, aromatic flavour. This is a nice alternative to your mother’s roast chicken and I bet she’ll love it along with the rest of the family.

Get the recipe here.

 

3. Herby Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato

Mastering a really good roast chicken is a bit of an art form in itself and the basis of any good home cook’s reputation. I love cooking it so that you’re left with a salty, crispy skin and meat that is moist and full of herby, aromatic flavour. This is a nice alternative to your mother’s roast chicken and I bet she’ll love it along with the rest of the family.

Get the recipe here.

 

4. Cheese, Potato & Thyme Tart

This simple but very tasty tart makes an elegant starter or light lunch served with some lightly dressed winter leaves. It’s a wonderful way to use up any last pieces of cheese you might have in the fridge so it’s up to you what you use. A good Irish cheese like Durrus works well here but you could push the flavour even further by using a blue cheese like Young Buck or Bellingham Blue.

Get the recipe here.

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4. Cheese, Potato & Thyme Tart

This simple but very tasty tart makes an elegant starter or light lunch served with some lightly dressed winter leaves. It’s a wonderful way to use up any last pieces of cheese you might have in the fridge so it’s up to you what you use. A good Irish cheese like Durrus works well here but you could push the flavour even further by using a blue cheese like Young Buck or Bellingham Blue.

Get the recipe here.

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5. Parmesan Crusted Roast Potatoes

The real star of any roast dinner, these crunchy roast potatoes are the business! Crispy with a Parmesan crust on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside.

Get the recipe here.

 

5. Parmesan Crusted Roast Potatoes

The real star of any roast dinner, these crunchy roast potatoes are the business! Crispy with a Parmesan crust on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside.

Get the recipe here.

 

6. Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mud Cake

A deep dark chocolate cake is the perfect dessert to celebrate any occasion but especially Mother’s Day. This one is unique in that it doesn’t require flour to bind it and instead relies on ground almonds which makes it gluten free but also results in a rich and moist finish. With a glossy chocolate glaze and a topping of toasted hazelnuts this cake will be a true showstopper at any dinner party!

Get the recipe here.

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6. Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mud Cake

A deep dark chocolate cake is the perfect dessert to celebrate any occasion but especially Mother’s Day. This one is unique in that it doesn’t require flour to bind it and instead relies on ground almonds which makes it gluten free but also results in a rich and moist finish. With a glossy chocolate glaze and a topping of toasted hazelnuts this cake will be a true showstopper at any dinner party!

Get the recipe here.

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7. Victoria Sandwich

A classic Victoria sandwich is the kind of recipe that most Irish mammies know off by heart and can divide families! Do you use strawberry or raspberry jam? Do you put cream inside or serve on the side? Do you sprinkle caster or icing sugar on the top? All I know is I LOVE this sponge cake! I like to use strawberry jam and cream to sandwich them together and finish with a light dusting of icing sugar. Serve this up for dessert on Mother’s Day and you’ll be in the good books!

Get the recipe here.

 

7. Victoria Sandwich

A classic Victoria sandwich is the kind of recipe that most Irish mammies know off by heart and can divide families! Do you use strawberry or raspberry jam? Do you put cream inside or serve on the side? Do you sprinkle caster or icing sugar on the top? All I know is I LOVE this sponge cake! I like to use strawberry jam and cream to sandwich them together and finish with a light dusting of icing sugar. Serve this up for dessert on Mother’s Day and you’ll be in the good books!

Get the recipe here.

 

8. Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Who did not want a perfect pyramid of Ferrero Rocher at dinner party growing up? Clearly the height of sophistication! These homemade truffles make for a nice personal touch rather than shop bought, overpriced Mother’s Day chocolates.

Get the recipe here.

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8. Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Who did not want a perfect pyramid of Ferrero Rocher at dinner party growing up? Clearly the height of sophistication! These homemade truffles make for a nice personal touch rather than shop bought, overpriced Mother’s Day chocolates.

Get the recipe here.