Petit-Suisse cheese with berries and cereal
Hello. My name is Catherine and I am addicted to cookbooks. I’m only half joking here. The truth is that I have a huge cookbook collection and try as I might, it doesn’t look like I’m going to stop adding to it any time soon. Being seven months pregnant, my latest purchase is the Mum Cook Book by Beaba, which contains recipes for fresh, tasty and light treats for women during pregnancy. The recipes are designed for use with the Beaba babycook Solo, a baby food maker that steams, cooks and blends. It’s great news for mums-to-be, because the two combined give those who plan to make their own baby food the opportunity to have a practice run before the little one arrives.
I had my first go this weekend when I tried my hand at the Petit-Suisse cheese with berries and cereal, which is a delicious breakfast treat. I for one can vouch that this all-healthy feast, made with a mixture of cheese, muesli, berries and redcurrants, is pure pleasure on a plate. In fact, it also got the thumbs up from my two-year-old niece, Isabella, who I was babysitting for the day. One look and she decided my nosh was much more palatable than her toddler chow.
So this is one for mums and toddlers. Anyway, here’s how you do it.
Process the cereal with the berries in the Beaba Babycook Solo bowl. It will just take a few pulses to blend the berries with the muesli. Don’t go overboard here as you want a bit of crunch, not a mouthful of powder.
The original recipe recommends you use Petit-Suisse or cottage cheese. I was unable to pick up any Petit Suisse at my local supermarket, so instead I went for a good-quality cottage cheese. Because cottage cheese is chunkier in constancy than Petit-Suisse you’ll need to put it through the blender to get it to a smooth texture. If it goes a little runny, simply put it in the freezer for 20 minutes to help it set again.
Arrange the cheese on the plate with the berries, currants and muesli, with a sprinkling of brown sugar.
One variation is to make a berry coulis to go with this. I steamed the berries and the currants in the Beaba Babycook Solo with 2 measures of water for 10 minutes, and then blended and sugared to taste.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
1 1.75-oz tub of Petit Suisse or cottage cheese
1.75-oz crunchy muesli with berries
20 red currants
1 tbsp turbinado sugar or brown sugar