Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Homemade Baby Food: Steam Egg with Beancurd and Spinach

Those who has been following my blog would have know that I am having serious issue with getting my girl to drink milk. Till now, at 11 month, she is just drinking about 3 oz of formula milk each day. So, I'm trying very hard to replace the formula milk with calcium and protein rich food since she loves eating solid food. Here's a really easy recipe and my baby girl loves eat, she can eat up the entire bowl.

Steam Egg with Beancurd and Spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs of soft silken tofu (cut into cube)
  • 80ml water
  • 1 tbs of spinach vegetable puree (basically, blanch spinach in hot water and puree it to make the puree)
  • a little bit of salt and pepper to taste
  1. Whip the egg and add water and salt.

  2. Add the tofu and a cube of vegetable puree.

  3. Place into a metal bowl or ceramic bowl you wish to serve in.

  4. Place into a steamer and close lid. ( You can make your own steamer by simply adding some water into a wok and raise the bowl above the water by using a small wire rack. If you do this, don’t close the wok lid fully... leave a small gap )

  5. Gently steam for 12-15 min. You can open the lid and check if the egg is cooked by making sure the egg doesn't wobble like jelly when you gently shake it.

Raisin Oatmeal Brownie

Have been craving to make brownie ever since my good friend gave us a bar of really good quality dark chocolate. As usual, would want to make a healthier version of the brownie, so source the net and stumble upon this recipe from recipesource.com. This recipe uses oat. The brownie turns out slightly dry for my liking and not as sweet tasting (maybe because I cut down the sugar too much). But it was really easy and maybe next time I try again and put more butter to make it more moist or even replace butter with canola oil or applesauce.

Here's the recipe:

Raisin Oatmeal Brownie
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oat
  • 6 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips (I used about 3/4 cup of gourmet dark chocolate instead)
  • 6 tbs butter (I used about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour (I used 1/2 cup of unbleached flour and 1/4 cup of wholemeal flour to increase the nutritional content)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 salt
  1. Sprinkle 2 tbs of oats over bottom of greased 9x9x2 inch baking pad; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stir constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and blend in sugar.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Stir together flour, soda, salt, remaining oats and raisins. Stir into chocolate mixture.
  6. Spoon into prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 325 def F. for about 30 mintues.
  8. Cool and cut into bars.


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