Baby food: potato scones

I have a fussy eater. He’s only eight months old and can’t keep saliva from POURING out of his month yet he’s managed to develop very strong views on what baby food he will and will not eat.

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It has made the weaning process very very challenging.

As a result, I’ve had to be quite resourceful and very patient trying different baby food and gradually I’ve found things he’ll eat.

One such recipe I’ve created is baby friendly potato scones. They’re very simple to make and even tasty enough for adults to enjoy too. Plus, he can pick them up and feed himself which is an added bonus!

To make 24, you will need:

500g potatoes

25g unsalted butter

A dash of milk

120g plain flour

Peel and cut the potatoes into small roast potato sized chunks and boil in a saucepan for 10-12 minutes until very soft.

Put them through a ricer or use a masher, and then put them back into the pot with the butter and milk and mix until you have mashed potato.

Add the plain flour to the pot and mix well.  It will form a dough.

floury mashed potato

potato scone dough 1

Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is half a cm thick and use a pastry cutter to cut 24 rounds.

potato scone dough 2

Put a non stick frying pan on a medium heat and add a few of the scones at a time. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until lightly browned and then turn onto a wire rack to cool.baby potato scones

They will then last 3 days in the fridge or can be stored in the freezer until you need them.  potato scones

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5 Comments

  1. March 24, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    They look yummy! And yes its looks easy for kids to eat by themselves too. I know how hard it is to find something that a fuzzy eater would eat as my son is one. For the longest time I have struggled (still struggling) and its really a winning moment to find something that they would eat! #MadMidWeek

    • Hannah Brice
      March 24, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Well I really hope your little ones enjoy them!

  2. March 27, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I love potato scones. I wonder if these could be made gluten free, cause I know an awkward little girl….

    • Hannah Brice
      March 27, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      I would say so but you’d need to use a gluten free flour that either has a binding agent in it or you’d need to add some Xanthan gum. If you give it a go, I’d be very keen to hear how they turned out xx

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