CAULIFLOWER AND CHEESE TOTS

cauliflower tots, vegetable

I know most moms are always looking for ways to get some veggies into their kiddies and I am currently one of them! Leo won’t eat any veggies (not even peas!) so I am relying on ‘Squish’ pouches which I don’t think is ideal. I’m a bit worried he will be 18 years old and still eating ‘Squish’!

Finger foods are usually difficult to disguise veggies in but I have found a winner!

This recipe is from Tim Noake’s book ‘Raising Superheroes’ and although I am not huge on forcing ‘banting’ on kids, there are some awesome recipes in his book. I will definitely be trying more so keep checking the blog/instagram!

 

CAULIFLOWER AND CHEESE TOTS

 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons cream

2 tablespoons butter

450g cooked cauliflower

2 egg yolks

4 egg whites

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degree.

Line two baking trays with baking paper or silicone.

Melt together the cream and butter.

Place the cooked cauliflower with the melted cream and butter into a food processor and blend until fine. Remove from the food processor, place in a bowl and allow to cool completely.

Once it is cold, stir in the egg yolks, cheese and baking powder.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold 1/4 of them into the cauliflower mixture, followed by the rest.

Fill a piping bag with a round nozzle with the cauliflower mixture and pipe ‘tots’ about 3cm long onto the baking tray. I didn’t have a piping bag so I used two teaspoons (scoop with one and use the back of the other to scrape out the tot).

Bake for 15-20 min or until golden brown.

 

YUM!!!

 

26, April, 2018