Mother’s day is fast approaching, a day of spoiling all the lovely mums out there will soon be upon us and today I am sharing with you some super quick and delicious recipes courtesy of Aldi.
I love Aldi and have been a regular shopper there for years. It just can’t be beaten on price and quality. I was more than happy to pop in to store this week and recreate some of their fantastic recipes. One thing I love about Aldi is they always have everything you need, there is never a ‘we’re out of stock’ issue!
The first recipe I am going to share with you is:
French Toasted Hot Cross Buns
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
- Cut the plums into quarters, remove the stones and place them in a baking dish.
- Scatter over the soft brown sugar and dot with 15g of the butter.
- Bake uncovered in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl, add the cinnamon, orange rind, milk and caster sugar and whisk until combined.
- Slice the hot cross buns in half.
- Soak them in the egg wash for a couple of minutes.
- Fry them in the remaining butter in batches until golden on both sides.
- Keep them warm in the oven while you cook the rest.
- Serve topped with the baked plums and drizzled with maple syrup.
These are amazing! I am a huge hot cross bun fan so I knew straight away I wanted to give these a try. The sweet baked plums with the contrasting cinnamon soaked buns is just so delicious. I think ill be making these everyday not just for Mother’s Day.
Ham & Cheese Croissants with Mustard Glaze
1 x 4 pack Croissants
120g pack Honey Roast Ham
8 slices Emmental Cheese
25g Dijon Mustard
20g set Honey
5g Soft Brown Sugar
- Cut the croissants in half lengthways
- Put a slice of cheese on the base of each croissant. Divide the ham between the croissants.
- Top this with another slice of cheese. Put the tops on the cheese.
- Mix together the mustard, honey and brown sugar. Brush this over the tops of the croissants.
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until golden.
200g Nutoka Hazelnut Spread
120g Salted Butter
200g Soft Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
125ml Whole Milk
350g Icing Sugar
20 x 20 cm deep tin, the bottom lined with non-stick parchment.
- Cut up the butter into small chunks. Put the brown sugar, milk and the butter into a saucepan and gently heat until the butter and the sugar have dissolved. Boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring as you cook.
- Take the pan off the heat and add the Nutoka and the vanilla essence, stirring well until melted. Add the icing sugar and beat well.
- Pour this into the prepared tin and allow to cool and chill for a couple of hours.
- To serve, cut into squares.
- For gift, cut a small square of parchment paper and place into the gift box. Then when the fudge is cool place them in the box. Alternatively add them to a cellophane bag and wrap air tight with ribbon so they stay fresh.
Perfect for a nice little dessert with a cuppa or boxes up as a gift. A really quick and simple fudge recipe that the kids haven’t been able to keep their hands off!
Loved creating these brunch dishes and it just goes to show putting on a spread needn’t cost the earth. There are so many more recipes available over on the Aldi website that you can check out here.