Posted by: Natalia Elko
On Sunday, one of the most special days of the year arrives – Mother’s Day! There’s no better way to celebrate than by gathering with those nearest and dearest and preparing family favorites that have been enjoyed from generation to generation. Here are some of my favorite recipes that stand the test of time and that Mom will love on her special day.
While there are a million ways to show Mom your love on Mother’s Day, cooking up a homemade meal is one of my favorites. And if your family is anything like mine, there are special dishes that bring back fond family memories. To kick off the day on a sweet note, I reach for a good old-fashioned Blueberry Pancake with Buttermilk Syrup recipe – a favorite that has been adored by my family with each passing generation. Equipped with all the typical trappings of a classic pancake breakfast – vanilla, sugar, and of course, fresh blueberries – this recipe not only tastes delicious, but evokes some of the sweetest childhood memories of Mom whipping up the most important meal of the day.
Once I have all my ingredients whisked together in a large bowl, I turn to my Thermador 48-inch Pro Grand® Steam Range. With the titanium non-stick surface and removable, cast-aluminum griddle, clean-up is a breeze, so I can get back to what’s most important – celebrating! Plus, with the ExtraLow® Simmer burners, I can see to it that my pancakes are topped off just right with delicious buttermilk syrup – which is kept perfectly warm until serving time. Happy Mother’s Day, indeed!
If a midday brunch is more Mom’s style, a flavorful frittata is an excellent choice! Another one of my family’s favorites, this dish can be customized to your liking – my preference being a spinach and goat cheese rendition. By adding in an assortment of fresh vegetables – from mushrooms, to onions, to heirloom tomatoes, to bell peppers – it makes for a perfectly satisfying meal! To prepare, I return to my Thermador 48-inch Pro Grand® Steam Range. While pre-heating the oven below, I whisk together my ingredients and sauté them in a skillet on top. With the patented Pedestal Star® Burner with QuickClean Base®, superior heat spread ensures that my dish is cooked to perfection, no matter the size of my pan. Once my frittata is heated just right, I place into the oven to bake and voila! Mom is sure to love this delightful dish.
It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a decadent dessert, and this one does not disappoint! One of my mom’s traditional treats is a zesty lemon cake – the perfect companion to an afternoon cup of tea or enjoyed in the evening after the family festivities with a glass of wine. Soft and spongy with luscious lemon frosting, or even topped off with a rich blueberry glaze, this delicious dish is sure to add the wow factor to your Mother’s Day meal.
Now that you’ve got a taste of some of my favorite Mother’s Day dishes, check out the full recipes below! How will you be celebrating Mom’s special day? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social channels: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!