Apple and pear clafoutis (a BLW recipe)

apple and pear clafoutis - baby friendly recipe

Clafoutis is basically the French term for a thin sponge cake, similar to a waffle in consistency or a thicker pancake, if you wish. The French make it sound so posh, n’est-ce pas? It involves some fruit, whichever is in season, on top of which you pour a thick batter and which gets baked in a butter lined pan, form or oven-proof dish. It couldn’t be any simpler than that. But the French word sometimes puts people off, imagining it’s some sort of fancy dessert only reserved for the royals. Now, some recipes involve also a third step: covering with … Read more

Baked oatmeal cake

baked oatmeal cake (a BLW recipe) homemade baby food

This is a recipe from Gill Rapley’s book Baby Led Weaning Cookbook, which you can grab here. A full in-depth review will follow shortly on the blog. So far, everything I have cooked from it has been a success and it really gives you plenty of options.   Now, this recipe came just in handy for me cause I had this leftover oatmeal that I had bought a while ago. I admit, the fact that it is iron fortified was the thing that won me over. After I had a taste and Emma had quite a few breakfasts based on … Read more

Easy-peasy no-fry baby-friendly baked omlette

no-fry baby friendly baby weaning baked omlette

I have a thing against frying. It’s like my arch enemy. I’m seeing so many recipes online and in social media that use frying as a method of preparing food for children.   Think frittatas (which I believe comes from the Italian for “fried”), pancakes, burgers, fries and the like. All are made by frying oil in a pan over high heat. There is however a trend to use non-stick pans to which no oil is added while cooking. I have yet to form an opinion about those. There is also¬†an article going around about the influence of the type … Read more

Millet pudding

millet pudding

I have talked about millet in one of my previous posts. Once cooked, it is similar in consistency with rice.   One of the recipes that goes well in our house lately is millet pudding. It’s relatively easy to make and you can quickly prepare it the night before so you won’t stress out over breakfast in the morning. It keeps well in the fridge too (up to 3 days I would say).   It’s so versatile as well. You can add all kinds of fruit to it. I have seen variations with mango and blueberries, but I guess any … Read more