Below are some recipes I have done up recently. I do not know the nutritional value, healthiness, or calories of the below foods or dishes, I just know they are tasty. Enjoy!
Mummy Recipe: Puff Pastry Delight (AND 4 Sauces to compliment)
(You can even serve this mix over rice, pasta, or mashed potato for a different flavour. All yummy!)
Four sauces below that go with varieties of puff pastry delight! Mix and match, even! Add in your favourite veggies for extra flavour! (Red Sauce, White Garlic Sauce, Mushroom Sauce, and Beef Stock Sauce)
I wouldn’t use these with babies, but that is a personal preference. Just the mix can be served up (as it’s a bit easier to chew), but the pastries make a good compact toddler treat!
Mix can also be puréed as desired for spoonfed bubs.
**When preparing meals for baby, be sure to strictly limit or cut out any salt, as excess salt can be harmful to babies. Please read here for more information
For the Puff Pastry Delight You will need:
(I use celery, red capsicum [bell pepper], carrot, and occasionally mushrooms, peas and corn, depending on how I feel)
-(Beef/pork/chicken mince optional as well)
-Cupcake tray or ramekins for larger dishes.
Please note it is harder to take the pastry out of the ramekins to cook fully.
-Sauce, cheese (optional)- See below for four options for sauces
(The photo above has mushroom, celery, carrot, and capsicum simmered in the Beef Stock Sauce below)
1. Cut or use cookie cutter to make circles for dish to fit in a lightly greased/oiled cupcake tray. Make sure the dough is a bit over the edges, to contain the meal.
2. Cook Vegetables (& meat before if using. Also boil pasta if desired)
3. Make sauce if making sauce for dish. (Recipes for various sauces below)
4. If using mix of pasta, sauce, veggies, or meat, mix ingredients together nicely and simmer for a few minutes.
5. Put cooked ingredients into puff pastry. About two spoonfuls should do nicely.
6. Sprinkle cheese on top if wanted.
7. If desired, put puff pastry over top to cover and seal. Poke a few holes with a fork if you do this. (Mine come out looking fairly strange, so I skipped this part)
8. Cook at 180-200C for about 20 minutes or until browned slightly and solid enough to remove from tin. Remove and cook outside of the tin for a bit, and cover the top with foil to prevent that burning. Cook until that is browned slightly.
9. Let cool before serving.
Here are 4 tasty sauces you can add for different meals and vegetable & meat combinations:
Sauce: Red Sauce
Crushed tomato/whole peeled tomato-1 can
(or boil two-three whole tomatoes, peel and cut out top..personal preference)
Dried Oregano, 1tsp
Dried Basil, 1tsp
1 Clove garlic, minced (or 1-2tsp garlic)
Salt to taste for mummy only**
1. If using fresh garlic, pan fry and sautée if desired.
2. Put tomatoes in a bowl and crush to desired consistency.
3. Put tomatoes and (cooked) garlic in a pot over low flame.
4. Add oregano and basil.
5. Cook to a nice simmer.
6. Serve over pasta or mix together (with or without meat) to put in puff pastry delight.
Sauce: White Garlic Sauce
Thickened cream or full cream
1-2 Cloves Garlic, minced (or 1-2tsp garlic)
Salt to taste for mummy only**
1. Cook or sautée garlic
2. Add thickened cream
3. Cook sauce on lower heat, stirring occasionally.
Sauce: Mushroom Sauce (Mamas Favourite)
Thickened cream, 1 600g container
Mushrooms, peeled and chopped
Vegeta for mummy’s sauce, or salt if no Vegeta**
1. Either pan fry mushrooms and add sauce, then cook and simmer for a bit
2. Or put it all together (chopped mushrooms, sauce and optional Vegeta) in a pan or loaf tin, mix together well, cover with aluminium foil.
3. Cook at 200C for around 30 minutes or until slightly browned on top and mushrooms are to your desired crunchy-or-non-crunchy consistency.
Sauce: Beef Stock Sauce
(recommend only for mum and dad, as this probably had a high salt content)
Water to dissolve 2 beef stock cubes
Vegeta to taste**
I always make this along with eithe vegetables or meat and vegetables, so I add to an already cooked meat or vegetable pan and simmer for a while.
1. Boil water and dissolve two cubes of stock, and add in Vegeta.
2. Cook vegetables in pan, and add mixed stock/Vegeta once fairly well cooked.
4. Goes well over rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, or as a mix into puff pastry.
Have you tried anything like this before? Have you created your own dish? How did it work out for you? I hope you enjoy this dish!