With Mother’s Day on the horizon I thought it would be fun to try and get the kids baking and we came up with these sweet Mothers day biscuits that kids can make. I was asked by Debenhams if we would like to try out some of their gorgeous cookware range to create a Mother’s Day afternoon tea and my children were more than up for the challenge. In the way that some parents don’t like their kids painting in their houses or getting the glitter out, I must admit that I am often a little reluctant to bake. After all, with a two year old and a five year old along for the ride things can get a little messy to put it nicely. However the kids were both super excited at the thought of our special tea and the Mothers Day biscuits were so simple to make that actually it was a really enjoyable experience.
My friend Rachel Marek makes a brilliant tea loaf, and as she always seems like one of those mums who Knows What They’re Doing, I presumed it would be somewhat difficult to make. Hmm! So earlier this year Rachel went off skiing and I lent her my Out and About buggy for the trip, because quite frankly that thing could survive a nuclear war so baggage handlers and a couple of foot of snow would be no issue at all. Anyway I asked in return for her tea loaf recipe and it turns out its about as difficult to make as a ready meal. Personally, I’m currently making this about once a fortnight, and if I didn’t have to turn up at the office as often I’d probably make it every other day. Its perfect for those among us who like to bake, but for whom life tends to get in the way….