Cheesecake for Babies and Toddlers - serves 4 adults / 6-8 toddlers
2 Dessert / Eating apples
80g Dried Apricots
Splash of boiling water
40g Unsalted butter
200g Full fat soft cheese
Peel and core the apples and cut into chunks. Put into a saucepan. Chop the apricots into quarters and add to the pan with the water. Boil for 5-10 minutes or until the apple is softened. Puree in a blender with as little of the water as you can get away with until really smooth.
If your baby is just weaning, this is a great puree to give either on it's own or mixed with yoghurt; alternatively mix with soft cheese as below. The puree (on its own) freezes well too.
Allow the puree to cool.
Melt the butter and add the wheatgerm and mix well. Put into individual flan cases or ramekins or press into a ring on a plate. Chill until ready to continue.
Mix approx 150-200g of the puree with the soft cheese (to your taste). Whisk well to get rid of lumps. Pour onto the chilled wheatgerm 'biscuit' base and chill for a couple of hours before serving.
Keeps for 24 hours in the fridge.