Breastmilk and Pear Cakes
- With breastmilk and coconut icing!
- Flour and baking powder
- Creamed Coconut
- Blueberries to decorate.
This would make a great first birthday cake, although we have a few months to go yet. Sugar and egg free.
Adapted (quite a lot) from the Niel’s Yard recipe for vegan applesauce cakes.
Breastmilk Carrot Cake
This zesty cake is sweet and savoury with a creamy coconut topping. It takes a long time to cook but it’s well worth the wait.
No sugar and no eggs.
Full recipe: http://milkforiona.tumblr.com/carrotcake
Breastmilk, orange and cardamom soft biscuits
This yummy recipe uses melted margerine to keep the biscuits soft and breastmilk, cardamom and orange to give a sweet and spicy flavour.
They are a great Indian inspired snack filled with the goodness of mum.
Full recipe: http://milkforiona.tumblr.com/biscuits
I’m far too busy at the moment but I’ve got a few recipes I want to try out:
- Orange and cardamom biscuits (cookies)
- Carrot and orange cake
- More muffins - courgette, banana, spiced apple …
I must get one done by the end of the week, I must.
Breastmilk Wholemeal Bread
Just 4 ingredients and no salt or sugar!
- Wholemeal bread flour
- Olive oil
- Fast action yeast
There was only a little rise but I made a couple of errors at the start so it will probably be better next time. It did work without the salt and sugar although it tasted a bit plain to me (an adult used to salty and sugary food).
Guzzled down by the babe as per usual.
Full recipe: http://milkforiona.tumblr.com/bread
Breastmilk Gingerbread Men
- Apple sauce
- Self raising flour
- Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
These are a bit more like crackers than biscuits/cookies but Iona liked them and they’re great for teething.
Some days I feel like the world is falling in and I don’t know how to care for my baby. Every day, I worry about the nutrition she gets from food and if I’m doing things right. I feel even worse when I leave her - especially as she doesn’t take a bottle and only a small amount from a cup.
When I breastfeed my baby I know she is getting what she needs. When I use breastmilk in her food and create new recipes using my breastmilk, I feel like I’m doing something positive. I feel like I am doing something special and that I’m still connected to her even when she’s not on the breast and not feeding as often as she used to.
When people ask why I bother to express and why I use the expressed milk to make food that could be substituted with cow’s milk, I am usually polite and say I have excess milk. The truth is that I need to do it to keep me sane.
We’re home from hols and there’s no fresh food in the house. I’ve got a stash of frozen purees and some have expressed breastmilk in them …
I defrosted the carrot, sweet potato and EBM puree, added some gram flour and fried them off to make baby blinis - definitely not enough effort to write up as a recipe but worth sharing.
I love using gram flour. It’s ground chickpeas and lentils so that means extra goodness.
I’ll put in more effort next week. I’m considering a gingerbread man recipe.