Cheesy sweet potato purée

Cheesy sweet potato purée

By
From
Three Sisters Bake
Makes
12–14 baby portions
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

I was slightly concerned throughout my pregnancy that running a business with a new baby might turn into a major disaster, but Rosie – born nine months after the café opened – immediately became part of the Three Sisters Bake family. I also discovered that having a kitchen full of vegetables at my disposal gave me plenty of opportunities to experiment with baby purées!

When I started weaning Rosie everyone told me to start with carrots or sweet potato as all babies love these. Not true! Rosie would spit out my carefully prepared purées and force me to resort to (expensive!) pouches of shop-bought baby purée. Until I discovered that, like her mum, she absolutely loves cheese! I started adding cheese to her carrots and sweet potatoes and she couldn’t eat them quickly enough. - Gillian

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 large carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
200g cauliflower, roughly chopped
100g cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil then add the sweet potato and carrots. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add the cauliflower. Continue cooking at a gentle simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender, then take the pan off the heat.
  2. Save 200 ml of the vegetable cooking water and drain away the rest. Return the saved water to the pan with the vegetables and blend with a hand blender until very smooth (for a baby aged 6–7 months), or mash by hand for an older baby. Grate the cheese over the purée and stir through.
  3. Freeze any leftover purée in ice-cube trays, then pop the ice cubes out into a freezer bag, and label.
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Three Sisters Bake
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Gillian
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Nichola
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