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  • Written by Eve Anderson

Although Mums deserve to be spoiled every day of the year, Mother’s Day is always an extra special egg-scuse to pamper and appreciate her.


This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 13 and Sunny Queen Farms has the perfect step-by-step guide of activities you and your Mum can enjoy, with some delicious Sunny Queen Free Range inspired treats to whisk up at home that we know she’ll love!

Five easy ways to treat your Mum on this egg-stra special day:


  1. Make her breakfast

Let your Mum relax as soon as she wakes up and treat her with a cracking breakfast cooked from the heart like poached eggs, whether it be in bed or with the family. See below for some other scrumptious, easy-to-make breakfast options from Sunny Queen Farms that will have Mum saying yum!

Most Mums enjoy a bit of space, so make sure when cooking your Mother’s Day feast to use Sunny Queen Free Range eggs laid by hens who enjoy six times more space than the national Free Range Standard, to roam and play.

  1. Pamper her with an at-home spa experience

Pamper your Mum with the ultimate spa experience – from the comfort of her own home! Light some scented candles, run her a steaming bath with some soothing essential oils or a bath bomb, put on her favourite music and let her relax with a face mask and hair treatment. You could even cook her some Portuguese Custard Tarts , made with fresh free range eggs, to enjoy as a sneaky treat!

  1. Do the household chores
    Do not let Mum lift a finger! We all know Mums love a clean and tidy house, so – as Mum is relaxing – do the dishes, vacuum the house and give it a tidy so your Mum can enjoy a clean and clutter-free house. You can even go the extra mile and arrange all of Mum’s Sunny Queen Free Range eggs to smile at her when she opens the fridge door! How cute!

  1. Enjoy the day with a picnic

Take the whole family out to enjoy the fresh air with some fun family activities at the park, and a packed picnic for lunch or afternoon tea. Make sure Mum doesn’t go hungry with some delicious snacks like our Zucchini Slice or for a quick, healthy picnic option hard boiled free range eggs always make a tasty treat. Need some inspiration? Check out for a range of scrumptious recipes the whole family can make!


  1. Take your Mum out

We all know busy Mums rarely get time to indulge themselves, so take Mum out to that movie she’s been wanting to see, or to that restaurant she’s always wanted to go to. Let her know that she deserves quality time to enjoy the things she loves!


No matter how you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, we have some scrumptious recipes made with our Sunny Queen Free Range eggs to spoil her from dawn to dusk.

Bacon and Pumpkin Fritters


  • 250 grams pumpkin, grated

  • 150 grams bacon, (about 5 rashers) finely chopped

  • 2 Sunny Queen Free Range eggs

  • 50 grams fresh breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated

  • 1 small handful pine nuts, roughly chopped

  • salt and pepper, for seasoning

  • olive oil, for frying



Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, bacon, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan, pine nuts and salt and pepper and combine really well with a spatula.

Step 2: Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 3: With your hands, make small walnut-size balls, then gently press down on them to make small patties. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 4: Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. In batches cook the fritters for 5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towelling and serve.


Portuguese Tarts


  • 2 Sunny Queen Free Range eggs

  • Vegetable oil/butter, for greasing

  • 375 grams puff pastry, pre-rolled

  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar, for pastry

  • 150 grams caster sugar, for filling

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon cornflour

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 200 grams crème fraiche

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • icing sugar, for dusting



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 220°C fan-forced or 240C conventional. Grease or spray a medium-sized muffin tin.

Step 2: Lay the pastry out on the bench and evenly scatter over the sugar and cinnamon. Press the sugar and cinnamon into the pastry with a rolling pin, stretching out the pastry a little in the process. Roll up like a Swiss roll, neatening the ends by pushing them in a little as necessary. Cut the roll into 14 even pieces.

Step 3: Flatten each pastry disc out in the palm of your hand with your fingers until about 3mm thick. Press the pastry into the prepared muffin moulds and chill for 20 minutes.

Step 4: For the filling, add the cornflour and lemon juice to a small bowl and mix until combined.

Step 5: Add the remaining filling ingredients to a large bowl and whisk in the cornflour slurry until combined and smooth.

Step 6: Divide the filling between the tart shells and cook for 20 minutes, increasing the oven to 250C fan-forced or 270C conventional for the last five minutes. Dust with a little icing sugar to serve.


Zucchini Slice


  • 5 Sunny Queen Free Range eggs

  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

  • 150 grams self-raising flour

  • 375 grams zucchini, grated

  • 200 grams bacon, rinds removed, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil



Step 1: Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 30 x 20cm lamington pan.

Step 2: Beat the eggs in a large bowl until combined. Add the flour and beat until smooth, then add zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese and oil and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared lined metal or heat proof tray/pan and bake in oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 3: Serve warm or cold as an excellent meal or side dish anytime. Great for school lunch boxes and picnics.


That’s all yolks!

About Sunny Queen

Sunny Queen Australia is one of Australia's leading suppliers of fresh farm eggs and egg products, and is wholly owned by Australian farmers.

Customers can be confident they are buying Free Range eggs from Sunny Queen Farms laid by hens that have access to the outdoors for at least 8 hours a day where they can forage and roam freely with no more than 1500 hens in a hectare.

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