This Mother’s Day, I have been thinking about ways I can celebrate the occasion with my favourite ingredient - cheese.

From cheesy waffles, baked cheese breads or scrambled eggs with your favourite cheese, cheese is the perfect way to celebrate this Mother’s Day.

I hope you enjoy my croissant bake, which can be made in advance, and then bake just before you are ready to serve. Full of cheesy goodness this crowd pleaser is so tasty and easy to make.

Mother's Day ham, cheese and mushroom croissant bake

Serves four people.


3 large eggs

Pinch of sea salt and pepper

4 croissants

200g truckle of Cheshire Cheese Company Black Bob Cheddar Cheese or Vintage Cheese

1 punnet of fresh mushrooms

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of fresh thyme

600ml double cream

2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

150g Prosciutto

2 teaspoons Everything Bagel seasoning

2 tablespoons of olive oil


Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees C / 350 degrees F

Tear the croissants into quarters and arrange in an oven proof dish

Add the butter and transfer to the oven for 10 minutes until crip and golden

Add the olive oil to a frying pan and add the mushrooms, season well and using a garlic mincer, add the garlic and thyme

Remove from the heat and set aside

In a large jug, mix the cream, eggs, mustard and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour over the croissants and add the mushrooms and prosciutto

Add grated Vintage Gold Cheddar or Black Bob Cheddar to the dish and sprinkle with a little of the Everything Bagel mix.

Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for a further ten minutes until croissants are golden on top.


Laura Billington is a cookbook writer and founder of Graze Cheshire, where you’ll find recipes and grazing board inspiration for every occasion.

I: @grazecheshire