Baby Food

Spinach cannelloni

Spinach-cannelloniIngredients:
* 500 g (1 lb) fresh spinach, trimmed and washed
* 30g (1oz/6 teaspoons) butter
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 3 teaspoons plain flour
* 155ml (5 fl oz / 2/3 cup) milk
* 12 5 g (4 oz / 1/2 cup) ham, finely chopped
* salt and pepper
* pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
* 8 ready-to-use cannelloni tubes
* 1 quantity Bechamel sauce
* 90g (3oz / 3/4 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
* slices of ham and bay leaves, to garnish

Summer fruit milkshake

Summer-fruit-milkshake_cIngredients:
* 350 g (12 oz) defrosted mixed frozen summer fruits, e.g. strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, morello cherries and redcurrants (or use fresh berries)
* 50 g (2 oz) sieved icing sugar
* 100 ml (3 fl oz) single cream
* 200 ml (7 fl oz) full-fat milk
* ice cubes

Summer fruit yoghurt ice cream

Summer-fruit-yoghurt-ice-cream_cIngredients:
* 300 g (10 oz) mixed frozen summer fruits, e.g. raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, redcurrants
* 400 ml (14 fl oz) mild natural yoghurt
* 200 ml (7 fl oz) double (thickened) cream
* 75 g (3 oz) caster sugar plus 1 tbsp

Apple, oat and raisin muffins

Apple-oat-and-raisin-muffins_cIngredients:
* 1 egg
* 150 ml (5 fl oz) sunflower oil
* 175 ml (6 fl oz) full-fat milk
* 75 g (3 oz) porridge oats
* 125 g (4 1/2 oz) plain flour
* 3 tsp baking powder
* 75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
* 3/4 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp mixed spice
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 150 g (5 oz) raisins
* 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced

Cranberry and raspberry jelly with summer fruits

Cranberry-and-raspberry-jelly-with-summer-fruitsIngredients:
* 6 leaves gelatine
* 450 ml (16 fl oz) cranberry and raspberry juice
* 25 g (1 oz) caster sugar
* 600 g (1 lb 5 oz) mixed summer fruits, e. g. raspberries, small strawberries, cherries, redcurrants, blackberries, blueberries

Carrot cake with frosted icing

Carrot-cake-with-frosted-icing_cIngredients:
* 225 ml (7 1/2 fl oz) sunflower oil
* 150 g (5 oz) soft brown sugar
* 3 eggs
* 115 g golden syrup
* 250 g (9 oz) self-raising flour
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp ground ginger
* 1/4 tsp mixed spice
* 150 g (5 oz) grated carrot
* 40 g (1 1/2 oz) desiccated coconut

Frosted icing:
* 250 g (9 oz) mascarpone cheese
* 1/4 tsp orange zest
* 2 tbsp orange juice
* 75 g (3 oz) icing sugar

Cranberry, lemonade and orange juice ice lollies (blocks)

Cranberry-lemonade-and-orange-juice-ice-lollies_cIngredients:
* 250 ml (8 fl oz) cranberry juice
* 100 ml (3 fl oz) lemonade
* 100 ml (3 fl oz) fresh orange juice

Dark and white chocolate refrigerator cake

Dark-and-white-chocolate-refrigerator-cake_cIngredients:
* 200 g (7 oz) plain chocolate, broken into chunks
* 100 g (4oz) butter, roughly cut into pieces
* 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
* 150 g (5 oz) digestive (oatmeal) biscuits
* 50 g (2 oz) raisins
* 75 g (3 oz) semi-dried apricots, chopped
* 60 g (2 1/2 oz) white chocolate, roughly chopped

Strawberry sorbet ice lollies (blocks)

Strawberry-sorbet-ice-lollies_cIngredients:
* 50g (2 oz) caster sugar
* 60 ml (2 fl oz) water
* 250 g (9 oz) strawberries, hulled and cut in half
* 1 medium orange, squeezed

Mixed berry and white chocolate cheesecake

Mixed-berry-and-white-chocolate-cheesecakeBiscuit base:
Ingredients:
* 250 g (9 oz) digestive (oatmeal) biscuits
* 125 g (4 1/2 oz) butter, melted

Cheesecake:
* 150 g (5 oz) white chocolate
* 275 ml (9 fl oz) double (thickened) cream
* 1 sachet powdered gelatine
* 200 g (7 oz) Philadelphia light cream cheese
* a few drops vanilla essence

Topping:
* 400 g (14 oz) mixed summer berries, e.g. strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants
* 2 tbsp raspberry jam
* 2 tsp water
* 50 g (2 oz) white chocolate

Heavenly old_fashioned chocolate pudding

Heavenly-old-fashioned-chocolate-pudding_cIngredients:
* 75 g (3 oz) self-raising flour
* 25 g (1 oz) cocoa powder
* pinch of salt
* 100 g (4 oz) light muscovado (light brown) sugar
* 100 g (4 oz) butter
* 1 tsp vanilla essence
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* juice of 1 orange
* finely grated zest of 1 orange

Sauce:
* 75 g (3 oz) light muscovado (light brown) sugar
* 25 g (1 oz) cocoa powder
* 300 ml (10 fl oz) full-fat milk

Mixed berry and peach crumble

Mixed-berry-and-peach-crumble_cIngredients:
* 75 g (3 oz) ground almonds
* 1 x 400 g (14 oz) can of peaches
* 400 g (14 oz) fresh or frozen mixed berry fruits, e.g. raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries
* 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar

Crumble topping:
* 125 g (4 1/2 oz) plain flour
* 100 g (4 oz) rolled oats
* 75 g (3 oz) brown sugar
* pinch of salt
* 125 g (4 1/2 oz) butter

Mini vegetable burgers

Mini-vegetable-burgersIngredients:
* 250 g (9 oz) potatoes, peeled and chopped
* 25 g (1 oz) butter
* 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
* 50 g (2 oz) broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
* 75 g (3 oz) washed and finely chopped leek
* 75 g (3 oz) button mushrooms, chopped
* 75 g (3 oz) grated carrot
* 50 g (2 oz) frozen or canned sweetcorn
* 1 tsp soy sauce
* 50 to 75 g (2 to 3 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated
* 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped cayenne pepper
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* seasoned flour
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 150 g (5 oz) breadcrumbs
* vegetable oil for frying
* 12 mini-buns
* salad
* tomato ketchup

Lemon Curd 3

Lemon-Curd_cIngredients:
* 3 eggs
* 8oz (225g) granulated sugar
* grated rind and juice of 3 large lemons
* 4oz (100g) butter

Tomato and basil lasagne

Tomato-and-basil-lasagne_cIngredients:
Tomato sauce:
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 onion, peeled and chopped
* 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) plum tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and chopped
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 75 ml (2 1/2 fl oz) vegetable stock
* 2 tbsp tomato puree (paste)
* 1 tsp caster sugar
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
* 1 bunch basil leaves, roughly torn
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cheese sauce:
* 200 ml (7 fl oz) creme fraiche
* 6 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* 125 g (4 1/2 oz) mozzarella cheese, diced
* 75 g (3 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
* 2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 9 sheets no pre-cook lasagne

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