Last week I joined the lovely people over at #parentideaswap thanks to an invitation from the super inspirational @cookwithtots. This twitter party was a great opportunity to meet other like minded people/parents as the emphasis was on cooking with children. I really enjoyed seeing recipes that parents had made with their kids and hearing how they involve children in not only the food preparation process but also the growth from @handyherbs.
One blogger I met was Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude and she shared a recipe her daughter Ellie made called Summer Berry Croissant Puff. We love berries in this house and so we were instantly motivated to try this one out, BUT, when we went to the cupboard someone had eaten our croissants!!. What we did have was the end of 3 different breads that weren’t going to be good for much longer, so what a better way to use them than for dessert.
Here’s how we did it:
- Left over bread rolls, baps or slices (both brown and white)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 cups of cream
- A few knobs of butter
- 2 squares of 70% chocolate
- Icing sugar to dust
- Greek yogurt to serve
- Break up the bread into pieces, butter both sides and place into a casserole dish. We filled a 6” dish just over halfway.
- Spread berries and mix gently so they are evenly spread. We used fresh strawberries and frozen raspberries, blackberries & blueberries.
- Beat the egg, add the sugar and continue until it is fluffy.
- Heat the milk and cream until just before boiling point and pour onto egg and sugar.
- Pour over the bread.
- Using a spatula, push down bread and allow it to soak up the liquid.
- Leave for 10 minutes
- Repeat step 6.
- Break up the chocolate and spread on top.
- Place in the oven at 180C for 35 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown on top.
- Serve warm with Natural Greek yogurt or your own personal favourite flavor.
It was so delicious and very easy to make. It’s one we will be keeping in mind for impressing spontaneous visitors! Just don’t tell them they are eating the old bread hahah!! Just kidding it was perfect!
It is also a great way to get a variety of berries into fussy eaters. You can even tailor the recipe to whatever fruit you want to encourage your child to eat.
Finally, MT whisked the eggs and sugar which is a great motor skills exercise. Her movements are becoming gradually smaller and more controlled.