Baby Textures 7-10 months

Now your little one has been introduced to the new world of purees, you can move onto the next step but make sure you wait until they are used to the previous flavours and enjoying them before stepping it up a gear onto slightly thicker textures and stronger flavours…

Oink Oink sandwichesThese are probably the easiest and most effective. They’re also great fun to create with the kids once you’ve invested in some circular cookie cutters
Fool-proof pancake recipeGrab a large bowl and put in the flour, eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt then give it a good whisk until no lumps remain. Heat a little oil in a suitable sized pan over a medium heat – you want the oil hot hot HOT before you add the mixture.
Starter: Smoked cheddar & pancettaYou can make these in advance as they are a cold starter which is handy 🙂 Using the pancake recipe above this will be your blini batter. The pancakes want to be no more than 5cm round and roughly 5 per person. Set them aside ready to load up with their blini toppings (details below) **gauge when they’re ready by when they are golden as opposed to 1 minute each side**
Starter: Beetroot, cream cheese and cressPlace the cream cheese, the cooked beetroot and the pinch of salt into the food processor and blitz to a smooth paste. Dollop a heaped teaspoon onto your blini base. Cut the cress and then sprinkle a little on top of the creamy beetroot. Your work here is done!
Starter: Tomato & mozzarella with basilCut the tomato into quarters and remove the inners, leaving the fleshy outer. Set to one side. Chop the mozzarella into chunks and set aside with the tomato
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