Hi all! I can't believe it! My son is 1 year old!
This time, last year, I was sat in my lounge thinking "why won't the contractions get closer together?" and getting frustrated (our birth centre had told us to wait till they were 3 mins apart.) Luckily we decided at about 3pm that they were getting stronger so it was worth going in. We got there at 3:30pm to find I was 10cm dilated and my son was born at 4:15pm in a birthing pool with gas and air.
Oh if I could go back to me sat in that lounge. What would I say? Maybe "don't be worried about the birth but the sleep deprivation is a killer!"
Anyway, worry ye not, I intend to continue blogging with child friendly foods and I will keep thinking on suitable foods for babies as well as my little toddler!
This recipe I have to admit I adapted from one I found on the internet but I can't remember where I found it so sorry, if this is your recipe, I nicked it! Please comment and I'd be happy to acknowledge the source! It would be suitable for adults or babies who are on finger foods (or baby led weaners). There's a small amount of salt from the cheese and some sodium from the raising agent in the flour but probably not excessive.
Cheese and Herb Scones - Makes Approx 10 - 12 depending on size
8oz Self Raising Flour
1 and a half oz Unsalted Butter
1 tsp chopped herbs (I used thyme)
2 oz grated extra mature cheddar
1/4 pt full fat milk
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Rub the butter and flour together until they resemble breadcrumbs. (You can do all of this in a food processor btw.) Stir in cheese and herbs. Add enough milk to come together as a dough, you won't need it all so add it slowly. Kneed briefly then press or roll out into a layer about 1.5cm thick. Cut into pieces either using a cutter or cutting into sticks (which younger babies particularly might find easier.) Brush with some of the remaining milk* and bake for 12-15 mins until risen and brown.
Good for snacks or as part of a lunch as an alternative to sandwiches.
* For older children and adults it might be nice to add an additional sprinkle of cheese onto the top at this point.