Eton crush


In the mood for throwing pasta at the wall? What you need is two helpings of Eton crush and a cuddle.

Serves 1/2

4-6 strawberries, depending on the size

Large dessertspoon marscapone cheese

1 teaspoon brown sugar

Stir the sugar into the cheese and the crush the strawberries into that until it looks a bit like Eton Mess – you’ll have a pink and white, swirly mixture with big chunks of fresh strawberry in. Hand your baby a spoon and reach for the wet wipes.


Yoghurty fruit

fruit yoghurt

This is pushing the definition of a recipe a bit.

While I fully expect to be throwing chocolate eclairs at a reclining Bert while he watches endless How I Met Your Mother reruns in a few years, at the moment I’m mostly avoiding sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Greek yoghurt has more protein, and is thicker so it clings to the fruit a bit better. (That also makes it a better choice for spoon fed yoghurt – feeding runny yoghurt to a child by spoon is a job for a more patient woman than me.) Serves 0.5 as I assume fully grown adults have better puddings at their disposal.

Serves 0.5

1 strawberry, quartered

1 kiwi fruit, in bite sized chunks

1/4 teaspoon of fruit puree or low sugar jam (I use Superjam)

3 or 4 teaspoons of yoghurt

Stir the jam into the yoghurt and coat the fruit with it. Watch it get stuffed into a damp face. In the picture, Bert’s combined it with his own snot – that’s optional but adds a salty tang.