The Baby-Led Weaning recipes – Daddy attempts!

So we got the new Annabel Karmel book recently and I decided to have a go at a couple of things on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

We’ve used her recipe books for as long as we’ve had children, and some of her recipes have become real go-to family favourites over the years.

First up was Chocolate Beetroot Brownies. I love dark chocolate brownies, and the addition of beetroot made this an easy sell. The recipe itself is a doddle to follow, even for an enthusiastic amateur like myself. I ended up giving them an extra 5 minutes in the oven as I wasn’t convinced they were ready, and that seemed to be just right.

Everyone enjoyed them, even Daisy (who has a natural aversion to fruit & vegetables!).

Next up was Chicken, Cherry Tomato & Sweetcorn Quesadillas, with a Cottage Cheese Dip.Again, dead easy to knock up as an easy Saturday night dinner, and quite healthy ingredients as you would expect from Annabel Karmel.This went down well with the kids too (a bit of a pizza feel to the meal as it was cut up like wedges), and Florence enjoyed tearing her wedge apart and eating it in the baby-led way. Look forward to Charlotte’s blog post of what she was doing in the kitchen alongside me, it was delicious!

The Pramshed


  1. June 23, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    You had me at chocolate brownies! 😉 I shall have a look for that recipe because I can safely presume the list of ingredients aren’t quite as bad as the Delia one I always use, and hey – one of your five a day too. Winners Dinners! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • douglasgstein
      June 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Anything with the word brownie in it is usually ok with me too! Delia is a go-to book in our house too, but AK tends to be healthier 👍🏻👍🏻

  2. June 24, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I love beetroot brownies, I am very tempted to get this recipe book, it looks great! Thanks for joining us at #fortheloveofBLOG

    • douglasgstein
      June 25, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Oh so it! There’s loads of good recipes in there, and most are easy, unfussy and quick. And most importantly, pretty healthy too, which is good if, like us, you make for all the family.

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