Mothers Day Brunch With Aldi |AD|

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

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Cut the plums into quarters, remove the stones and place them in a baking dish.
  3. Scatter over the soft brown sugar and dot with 15g of the butter.
  4. Bake uncovered in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl, add the cinnamon, orange rind, milk and caster sugar and whisk until combined.
  6. Slice the hot cross buns in half.
  7. Soak them in the egg wash for a couple of minutes.
  8. Fry them in the remaining butter in batches until golden on both sides.
  9. Keep them warm in the oven while you cook the rest.
  10. Serve topped with the baked plums and drizzled with maple syrup.

French Toasted Hot Cross Buns

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.

Next up..

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


  1. Cut the croissants in half lengthways
  2. Put a slice of cheese on the base of each croissant. Divide the ham between the croissants.
  3. Top this with another slice of cheese. Put the tops on the cheese.
  4. Mix together the mustard, honey and brown sugar. Brush this over the tops of the croissants.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until golden.
Ham & Cheese Croissants with Mustard Glaze
Ham & Cheese Croissants with Mustard Glaze
A super quick and easy to prepare option is great for brunching. The Dijon mustard gives these a delicious little kick!
The last recipe I am sharing doubles up as a great gift idea too it’s..

Nutoka Fudge


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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour this into the prepared tin and allow to cool and chill for a couple of hours.
  4. To serve, cut into squares.
  5. 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.

Nutoka Fudge

Nutoka Fudge

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.


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  1. March 27, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    That looks so good! I love that you got everything at Aldi. That’s my favorite store.

  2. March 27, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    These are great recipes for brunch! I’ll have to bookmark this page for the future!

  3. March 27, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    Those hot cross buns looks perfect! Would love any of these dishes for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch!

  4. Shannon
    March 27, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    This is quite literally the picture perfect mother’s day brunch! Bravo to your family for setting it all up!
    Now my family has a new hire standard to live up to here for mother’s day in May

  5. Amy Smith
    March 27, 2019 / 11:54 pm

    yep, I am sharing this post with my hubby. Maybe he will make it for me for Mother’s Day and offer breakfast in bed!!

  6. March 28, 2019 / 1:28 am

    This croissant is made in heaven!!! It looks so delicious omg. And the Nutoka Fudge yesss. Thank you so so much for the recipe.

  7. March 28, 2019 / 3:22 am

    Those ham and cheese croissants look delicious! The mustard glaze is a nice touch.

  8. March 28, 2019 / 9:04 am

    I don’t need to wait for Mother’s day. This can be eaten almost every day. Great snacks!

  9. March 28, 2019 / 9:45 am

    I love Aldi as a supermarket and your idea I have to copy it to make a nice present and surprise my mom!

  10. March 28, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    I am definitely going to have to show these recipes to my other half and kids – here’s hoping I’m surprised with some on Sunday!

  11. Alexandra Cook
    March 29, 2019 / 6:08 am

    OMG Can I just say, I can’t help but drool over the picture! Who would not love to taste this! I’ll be printing out your recipes so I can try making this out over the weekends.

  12. March 29, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Perfect brunch to savor. Any day can be special with such yummy treat.

  13. Becca Wilson
    March 31, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    Aldi is such an amazing store and they have some of the lowest prices I have ever seen. This is a great way to get the items you need to make that special meal!

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