A Mother’s Day feast filled with quality moments from breakfast to lunch and even a twist on her favourite pool side 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

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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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  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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