Tuesday 23 February 2016

WEANING: Winter vegetable and thyme crumble recipe

It's hard to beat a warm crumble during the winter months and this savoury version adds an interesting twist. The crisp yet melt in the mouth crumble topping and the creamy vegetable base work together perfectly and give babies a contrast in textures. You can make a batch in small ramekins, wrap any spare ones up in clingfilm and freeze to enjoy at a later date. Isabella loves this crumble, as do I!

What you'll need:
(Makes approximately 8-10 baby sized portions)

1/2 (about 450g) Celaric, peeled and finely diced

2 Sweet potato, peeled and finely diced

3 Carrots, peeled and finely diced

2 Leeks, finely chopped

200g Creme Fraiche

2 tbsp Plain flour

1 litre Very low or no salt vegetable stock

2 tsp Dried thyme

Twist of black pepper

for Crumble topping

50g Plain flour

50g Unsalted butter

50g Low salt cheddar cheese, grated

50g Ground almonds

1 tsp Thyme

What to do:

1) Preheat the oven to 180'C.

2) Add the stock, sweet potato, celaric and carrots into a large saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on the saucepan.

3) Add the leeks and thyme, stir and simmer for a futher 10 minutes without the lid on the saucepan. Ensure all of the vegetables are completely soft to reduce choking risk in babies.

4) Mix together the creme fraiche and flour, until completely combined. Add to the vegetable mix and stir until the sauce has thickened.

5) Decant the vegetable mixture into small ovenproof dishes (I use ramekins) and allow to cool.

6) To make the crumble topping rub the butter, ground almonds and flour together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Stir in the thyme and cheddar cheese.

7) Sprinkle over the cooled vegetable mix. If you want to freeze some of these you can at this point wrap them up and pop them in the freezer.

8) Cook the crumbles in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the topping is beginning to go golden.
Have you tried a savoury crumble before?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x


  1. I used to make a savoury crumble for our shop meals on the farm, perhaps I should start again, you have inspired me #TwinklyTuesday

  2. I have never made a savoury crumble but this sounds way too yummy just to give it to the kids! nom nom nom #twinklytuesday

  3. This is such a great idea. I don't know why i've never thought of a savoury crumble before! My little man would love this. #TastyTuesdays

  4. I have never done a savory crumble, but this looks fabulous & I can't wait to try it! Pinned :-) I would love for you to share this at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: www.marathonsandmotivation.com

  5. I love your recipes! This sounds really tasty like I would eat it myself haha

    1. Thank you! As a vegetarian I've also made this for both Isbella and I to enjoy :)

  6. This looks so good! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  7. This looks delicious I'd love this for me ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

  8. This looks interesting and yummy, might give it a try. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix


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