Make your Mother’s Day breakfast in bed extra sweet with a fun kitchen gadget
Breakfast in bed is a classic Mother’s Day gift. But what if you pushed that idea just a bit? Instead of pulling out your tired old skillet, or ancient blender, why not surprise her with a gift, as well as some yummy food?
Give her breakfast in bed, using the sparkling new pan, blender or inventive device Mom has always wanted (hint: just wrap the box and present it with the breakfast tray).
We’re thinking waffles, omelets, smoothies–stretch your imagination.
To inspire you, start with this recipe from Bed, Bath & Beyond, then read on for a few product suggestions.
Lemony Belgian Waffles with Sweet Crème Fraiche & Raspberries
For the topping
- Sweet Crème Fraiche
- 8 ounce container crème fraiche
- 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (plus additional for garnish)
- 2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
For the Lemon Waffles
- 1 2/3 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon table salt
- Cooking spray or oil to grease waffle maker
- (2) 6 ounce cartons fresh raspberries
To make Sweet Crème Fraiche: Whisk together all ingredients.
To make Lemon Waffles: Preheat waffle maker on high. Mix milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and let rest until curdled (5 minutes). In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, and melted butter. Add curdled lemon-milk. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use an electric mixer to beat egg whites for 1-2 minutes or until they hold stiff peaks. Whisk dry ingredients into milk mixture until combined. Fold whites into batter (working in thirds) until combined.
Pour batter into preheated, greased waffle maker (amount of batter will vary based on your waffle maker) and bake until crisp and golden (4-6 minutes). Keep warm on a resting rack in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, use a small sieve or sifter to dust waffles with confectioners’ sugar. Spoon some Sweet Crème Fraiche over the top and garnish with fresh raspberries. Serve with additional sauce on the side.
A few suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts for the Mom who loves to eat–and make–breakfast:
Make four at a time with this handy waffle maker that features nonstick, removable plates. Cuisinart 4-slice Belgian waffle maker, $99.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
The only truly fresh juice is the kind you squeeze at home, so treat her to a glass using this juicer. Whether she likes her juice sans pulp, or nearly chewy, this has a setting that will suit Mom. Cuisinart Pulp Control citrus juicer, $29.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Cook up crepes
To make a perfect crepe, you need the perfect pan. This one will ensure you have a golden, perfect crepe every time. De Buyer nonstick crepe pan, $23.96, surlatable.com
Try making an omelet using any old spatula, and the results might not be so great. But wow Mom with a perfectly folded delight when you use this handy gadget. OXO Flip & Fold omelet turner, $10, surlatable.com