Ever since her two teeth have sprouted, baby Gini is showing a new found interest in all things non-mushy. Porridge is still a struggle, mashed veggies are still frowned upon. But wave a biscuit, cracker or toast in front of her and she makes a dive for it with all the energy that she can muster (which is quite a lot). I can’t nibble on anything anymore without Gini attempting to (and at times succeeding in) snatch(ing) it away from me. And it goes straight to her little mouth.
As you can imagine, pushing her mouth open to fish for whatever has gone in is a task I don’t have the courage for as it is more than likely to result in blood-curdling screams. Instead, I have found another way of dealing with the situation. I am in possession of a recipe that makes yummy baby biscuits that make a perfectly healthy snack for babies too. Whoop!
Here’s how you can make these baby biscuits that can be enjoyed by infants and toddlers alike:
You will need:
1 cup baby cereal (I used mixed cereal)
1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
(Note: In my experience, the amount of milk and butter required depends on the cereal you are using)
Sift the three dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix room temperature butter into the dry ingredients and knead till it’s all crumbly. Slowly, add baby’s milk and knead. The dough should be a little sticky (once you are done, you can lick your fingers clean, no problem). Wrap the dough in cling film and let it chill in the freezer till it’s set. When that’s done, cut the dough into little biscuit shapes, set them in a lined baking stray and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees for 10-12 mins. Make sure you babysit the biscuits as they can burn easily. Once they are out of the oven, let them cool completely (don’t cover) before touching.
Ta-da! Healthy baby biscuits are ready! Now whenever you sit down for a cuppa, make sure you wave one of these at your baby and pray it ends up in her mouth and does not lie crumbled up on the sofa.
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