Homemade spinach mousse with parmesan cheese baby food recipe for Little Mashies reusable food pouches
Giving your little Popeye spinach, you are providing him with lot of benefits: spinach has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and thanks to a wealth of vitamin K it helps bone health too. So your baby won’t be immediately as strong as the Popeye character was, but your bub will be provided with all the health and vitality benefits needed for strength from an early age. For some reason many parents are scared to feed spinach to their kids. I think maybe it's from our own bad memories of sloppy food as children! Spinach doesn't have to be like that though.
200 grams spinach
250 ml cream
2 whole eggs
few grates of nutmeg
pinch sea salt
cracked black pepper
Parmesan for grating (can use
your favourite grating cheese
Step 1: Preheat oven to 175ºC. Butter 4 to 6 ramekins. (depending on the size)
Step 2: Blanch spinach in boiling water for about thirty seconds. Drain spinach and plunge it into ice
water to stop the cooking.
Step 3: Squeeze all of the excess water out of the spinach using a clean towel.
Step 4: Puree spinach with all of the rest of the ingredients (except Parmesan) until smooth.
Step 5: Pour mixture into ramekins and set onto a baking pan with edges.
Step 6: Fill the bottom of the baking pan with water halfway up the ramekins and cover with foil.
Step 7: Bake twenty five to thirty minutes until the custards are just set but a bit jiggly in the middle.
Cool on a wire rack for twenty minutes.
Step 8: If desired, run a knife around the edge of the ramekin and unmold or serve in the ramekins.
Grate Parmesan over the top and serve. Cool slightly before spooning into Little Mashies.
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