Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Strawberry Bircher Loaf

Rich in low GI wholegrains and high in fibre, this loaf makes a great lunch box snack for kids.

Suitable for babies 12 mths +.

Strawberry Bircher Loaf
1 cup SR flour
1 cup natural Swiss or Bircher muesli
60g canola margarine
2 overripe bananas, mashed
250g ripe strawberries, sliced
2 eggs, lightly  beaten
1 tsp natural vanilla extract (optional)
2 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional)

  1. Line silicon loaf tin with baking paper and preheat oven to 160 degrees
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl and mix in muesli. 
  3. Add margarine and rub into flour mix until it resembles wet sand.
  4. Create a well in the centre and pour in remaining ingredients.
  5. Fold ingredients together gently then pour into loaf tin.
  6. Bake for about 1.5hrs or until skewer tests clean and top is golden.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.

Hamburger Patties

This is my standard hamburger patty recipe. Suitable for 7-9mths+. Rich in iron and full of apple and carrot, they taste great and are good for your family too.

If feeding an older audience, I still use a similar basic recipe, but might add a little tomato sauce, salt, or other spices to the mix.

Hamburger Patties
600g lean beef mince
1 clove garlic, finely diced or crushed
1 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely grated
1 apple, finely grated (I like Royal Gala for the sweetness)
1 egg
2 tbsp iron fortified infant rice cereal
1/2 cup light mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried Italian herbs

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl

  2. Mix well with clean hands

  3. Form into patties and cook thoroughly

  4. Serve with a variety of salads, fresh bread rolls, and sliced cheese

Friday, February 11, 2011

Potato and Cannelini Bean Patties

This is a tasty way to add more beans to your diet. Vege patties also make an interesting alternative to the standard BBQ fare.

Omit salt and suitable for 12mths +.

Potato and Cannelini Bean Patties
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, finely chopped
400g potatoes, coursely grated (approx. 2 large)
400g cannelini beans, drained
4 tbsp instant polenta
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
50g grated cheese
10g grated parmesan
2 eggs
salt and cracked pepper to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well with a wooden spoon
  3. Form into small patties
  4. Cook well on both sides
  5. Serve hot or cold