Easy Berry and Yogurt Tart

This lovely recipe for berries is so easy to make but it looks great ~ it is perfect for kids, family and friends at the weekend. Use whatever berries you like to top the crisp pastry.

Ingredients

Ready roll puff pastry (pack is 320g)
500g pot Greek yoghurt
1 or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Raspberries, sliced strawberries and cherries cut in half (stone removed)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C fan oven
  • Take the ready-made puff pastry and lay it on a lined baking sheet, prick the pastry all over with a fork
  • Put in a hot oven for 10-15 mins until golden and puffed up. Then remove from the heat, turn over the pastry and press it down carefully, using a fish slice. Then return to the oven and cook the other side, further 5-10 mins
  • Once cooked remove from the oven and set aside to cool: the pastry should be golden and cooked through

You need to assemble the tart just before you want to eat, as it won’t keep, everything can be prepped and ready to go:

  • Add a little maple syrup to the Greek yoghurt to sweeten. Then swirl all over the top of the cool pastry base
  • Top with lots of summer fruits (the more the better)
  • Drizzle with a little more maple syrup and serve

Strawberry Oat Bars

A really filling and healthy snack for kids: these oat bars will keep little tummies full until dinner time. They are fun to make with your little ones and really do take minutes to throw together.

Recipe makes 6-8 small oat squares

Ingredients

  • 100g oats (standard oats, not jumbo, or rolled)
    100ml milk
    6 strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into small dice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
  • freeze dried strawberries, to sprinkle on top (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 190C fan oven
  • In a bowl combine the oats, milk, diced strawberries and maple syrup. Mix well so all the ingredients are combined
  • Take an oven proof dish line with greaseproof paper: empty the mix into the dish and push to the edges, pressing down flat with a spatula
  • Cook in the oven until golden 20-25 mins
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bar to cool in the dish, this is crucial to stop the oat bar cracking when you cut it into squares

Once cool, cut into squares & enjoy


Recipes from Mimis Bowl

Miriam is the founder of Mimi’s Bowl. She cooks modern baby and toddler recipes from her home in West London. She is mum to one little girl, 4 years old, and a six-month old baby boy. Miriam blogs and posts daily about what they eat at home, via her Instagram feed. She shares her honest experiences of cooking at home for her family; whilst offering parent cooking hacks and recipes. She has just started weaning her little boy. Her mission is to end (what she calls) “babyfood panic”: an anxiety about how to feed your baby and what to feed your baby.

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I wanted to reach out to other parents, who felt as I did. Firstly, to put an end to “babyfood panic” by talking about it and secondly, to really re-think babyfood and family food for a busy modern parent. There are so few relatable parent voices out there, and even less tried and tested parent friendly recipes. Only a parent, who has been there, understands the determined rejection given by your baby, toddler, or child, when they repulse at the sight of food, you have lovingly made for them. I would personally challenge any professional chef not to quake at the very thought of a baby, or toddler diner, sitting at one of their tables!”  ~ Miriam, founder Mimi’s Bowl