Cauli Smiles- Gluten Free

These are great for both cooking with the kids and for baby led weaning. They are a great staple in my house that freeze well once cooked.  Although my son first turned his nose up at them, once he helped me to make them they quickly became a favourite. In my experience my son is more likely to eat something that he has been involved in the cooking of them rather than food just placed infront of him.  

  • 400g of cauliflower raw 
  • 250g of potatoes 
  • 1 medium egg
  • 75g of grated mozzarella cheese

Optional spices 

  • 1tsp of garlic granules
  • 1tsp of paprika
  • 1tsp of thyme

Makes about 12 smiles

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/400f/gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Peel the potatoes, quarter and boil in a pan. Once boiled, mash and put in a large mixing bowl to cool.
  3. Grate the raw cauliflower or place in a food processor until the texture of fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the cauliflower to the cooled potatoes and stir in the cheese.
  5. Add the optional spices if required.
  6. Make a well in the middle and add the egg. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  7. Roll the mixture in a small pin pong ball and flatted down on the baking tray.
  8. Use a cocktail stick or straw to make a face.
  9. Oven bake for 25 minutes until light gold in colour.

If you are batch cooking these allow to cool prior to freezing, remove and pan fry using spray oil on a low heat for until cooked throughout. 

The grated cauliflower
The mixture ready to roll into balls
Flatten the balls prior to adding a face

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