Tuesday 8 March 2016

WEANING: Vegetable and Kidney Bean Cobbler Recipe

For Christmas I got a food processor with the attachments for grating, slicing etc and I'm obsessed! I really wanted one, so that I can whip up meals/finger food for Isabella without the time consuming job of finely chopping all of the vegetables. To create the vegetable and kidney bean base I used the grater attachment on the food processor and just popped all of the vegetables in at once. They're small enough for Isabella to eat but not choke and it's done in seconds! Although I list the vegetables I used below you can basically use whatever you already have - great for them up.

What you'll need:
for the vegetable and kidney bean base
1/2 Swede
1 Green pepper
4 Carrots
1/2 Brocolli
1/2 Cauliflower
2 Garlic cloves
1 Jar Passata or seived tomatoes
Handful of mushrooms
1 Can Kidney beans, drained and roughly chopped
Herbs of your choice - I used oregano, sage and thyme
 for the cobbler
250g Self raising flour
60g Unsalted butter
100g Reduced salt cheddar cheese, grated and a bit extra for sprinkling on top
2 tsp Oregano
1 egg, beaten
150ml Full fat milk

What to do:
1) Preheat the oven at 180'C. Put all of the vegetables into the food processor with the grater attachment and grate. If you don't have a food processor you could hand grate the vegetables or finely chop them, you will just have to adjust the cooking time.
2) Transfer the grated vegetable mix into a large saucepan, add a large splash of water and place on the lid. Simmer/steam the vegetables over a medium heat for 10 minutes.
3) Drain off the water and add the passata, herbs and kidney beans. Place back on the heat and bring to a simmer.
4) Cook for a further 5 minutes.
5) Now to make the cobbler topping, which are similar to scones. Add the flour to a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles a breadcrumb texture. Stir in the cheese and herbs. Beat the egg and milk together and gradually add to the mix until you've got a soft dough. 
6) Roll out onto a floured surface to about 1cm thick and cut into rounds (or hearts in my case).
7) Place the vegetable mixture into ramekins or the right portion size for your child. Put as many rounds of the cobbler topping you can fit on top of the vegetable mix. Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
8) Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cobbler topping is golden and risen.
9) Allow to cool and let your little one enjoy - you could either take the cobbler off the top and give it to them as finger food or chop it all up and mix it in.

Do you have any other time saving hints or tips for making weaning meals?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x
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  1. Oh that looks gorgeous. Your little one is lucky to get served such tasty looking meals :) Sounds really tasty too. I love anything with a pastry top on it.

  2. This looks wonderful! I Love the idea of a savory cobbler, Pinned :-) Would love for you to add this to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at www.marathonsandmotivation.com

  3. I have never tried a cobbler like this, but it sounds great!

  4. Great recipe this looks lovely for babies


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