most busy mothers, Sian
Blunos wanted to feed her baby well, but
as a trained chef, working alongside her Michelin-starred
chef husband, she didn’t have a lot of free time.
This is one of the recipes she has created and
published in her book entitled Cooking
for Coco - to find out more have a look
at the articler under Interesting Bites <click
not certain whether Goldilocks would have approved
of this creamy breakfast treat, but Coco certainly
does. If you’re baby is under a year, you can
use formula milk".
the Apple Purée:
4 medium dessert apples, peeled and cored
6 ounces apple juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup porridge oats
1 tablespoon bran (optional)
1 pint milk
1 tablespoon clear honey, to serve
make the Apple Purée, roughly dice the apples
and place them in a heavy-based, non-metallic
saucepan with the apple juice and cinnamon.
Cook, half-covered, over medium heat for 20
minutes, until the apples are tender.
to make the Porridge, put the oats and bran
(if using) into a saucepan. Add the milk and
bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce
the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for
10 minutes until smooth and creamy.
the porridge in a bowl, topped with a large
spoonful of apple purée, and drip over some
you are not going to use all the porridge at
one meal, you can refrigerate the porridge and
purée separately, and use within 3 days. Reheat
the porridge in the microwave but you can serve
the purée at room temperature.
most of these recipes you can use a food processor
or blender to produce a puréed mixture. However,
if you are using potatoes, you should add them
as small dice just before serving. If they are
blended, the starch they contain causes them to
break down into a gluey mess.
your baby grows and has more teeth, you can mash
or chop the food instead. The textures will encourage
your baby to chew. You will be the best judge
of when you can start to do this.
time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 portions
Cooking for Coco, Sian Blunos 2003