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A lockdown Mother’s Day feast!

A Mother’s Day feast filled with quality moments from breakfast to lunch and even a twist on her favourite poolside drink, that’s packed with Vitamin C. This will make it a day to remember.

So go on and spoil her, with a day off from kitchen duties, while you impress with some culinary skills, with these easy Rhodes Quality recipes, to help you along.

Easy Chocolate Breakfast Pancakes

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A simple, easy-to-make pancake dish that is a real breakfast treat for mum.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 10)

 

·           250 g (2 cups) self-raising flour

·           15 ml (3 Tbsp) cocoa powder

·           65 ml (¼ cup) sugar

·           1 ml (¼ tsp) salt

·           5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence

·           300 ml (1 cup +3 Tbsp) milk

·           1 egg

·           sunflower oil for frying

·           1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Peach Slices in Syrup, drained

·           To serve: chocolate sauce

METHOD

 

·           Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl.

 

·           Add the sugar and the salt.

 

 

·           Whisk together the vanilla essence, milk and the egg.

 

·           Whisk the milk mixture into the dry ingredients, beating until a smooth thick batter.

 

·           Allow batter to stand for 10 minutes.

 

·           Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.

 

·           Use a 65 ml (¼ cup) measuring cup to scoop the batter onto to non-stick pan and shape quickly into rounds.

 

·           Bake only two pancakes at a time. Cook until the pancakes have bubbles on the top, then flip them over and cook for an additional minute.

 

·           Repeat with the remaining batter.

 

·           Serve the pancakes warm drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with Rhodes Quality Peach Slices.

 

Tomato Risotto for Lunch

A quick, easy and delicious tomato-based lunch to share with mum and impress.

 

INGREDIENTS (Servs 4) METHOD
·           45 ml (3 Tbsp) olive oil

 

·           15 ml (1 Tbsp) butter

 

·           1 onion, finely chopped

 

·           1 leek, sliced

 

·           1 large garlic clove, crushed

 

·           250 g (1 cup) Arborio rice

 

·           1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes

 

·           15 ml (1 Tbsp) Rhodes Quality Tomato Paste Sachet

 

·           1lt. (4 cups) chicken stock, hot

 

·           Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

 

·           To serve: fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan

·           Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan.

 

·           Add the onion and the leek and fry until softened.

 

·           Add the garlic and fry for a few minutes more.

 

·           Add the rice and toss well.

 

·           Turn the heat down to medium and add the Rhodes Quality Whole Peeled Tomatoes, the Rhodes Quality Tomato Paste Sachet and 125 ml (½ cup) of the stock.

 

·           Stir gently until the measure of liquid added is absorbed by the rice and then add another 125 ml (½ cup) of stock.

 

·           Continue cooking, adding stock when necessary until the rice is tender.

 

·           Remove from the heat.

 

·           Season to taste and serve immediately topped with grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

 

White Chocolate and Apricot Pudding

A delicious Mother’s Day pudding for the whole family to feast on.

 

INGREDIENTS (Serves 6) METHOD
·           300 g good quality white chocolate, chopped

·           250 ml (1 cup) cream

·           1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality Apricot Halves, drained

·           1 x 115 g Rhodes Quality Granadilla Pulp Cup

·           To serve: whipped cream and 50 g (¼ cup) flaked almonds, toasted

·           Place the chopped chocolate into a mixing bowl.

 

·           Heat the cream in a small saucepan until just below boiling.

 

·           Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and leave to stand for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.

 

·           Set aside to cool.

 

·           Divide the Rhodes Quality Apricot Halves between 6 pudding dishes or glasses.

 

·           Pour a teaspoonful of Rhodes Quality Granadilla Pulp over the apricots.

 

·           Divide the chocolate cream mixture between the glasses.

 

·           Refrigerate until the chocolate is chilled and set.

 

·           To serve, top with whipped cream and a few toasted almonds.

 

A Vitamin Packed, Non-Alcoholic Sangria

This refreshing drink is fit for a Queen, packed with Vitamin C, for that added immune boost.

 

INGREDIENTS (Serves 8) METHOD
·           500 ml (2 cups) Rhodes Quality Cranberry Fruit Juice Blend

·           500 ml (2 cups) Rhodes Quality Red Grape Fruit Juice Blend

·           250 ml (1 cup) Rhodes Quality Orange Fruit Juice Blend

·           125 ml (½ cup) lemon juice

·           1 lt. (4 cups) sparkling water.

·           To serve: ice, lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices and fresh berries

·           Chill all of the ingredients overnight.

·           In a large bowl mix together the Rhodes Quality Cranberry Fruit Juice Blend, Rhodes Quality Red Grape Fruit Juice Blend and the Rhodes Quality Orange Fruit Juice Blend.

·           Add the ice, lemon juice and the sparkling water. Add the fresh lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices, and berries.

·           Serve well chilled.

 

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