New Recipe: Cheesy Lentil Slice

29 01 2012

I’ll admit it, when it comes to making food for my baby we’re pretty relaxed about it here. We following the ideas of baby-led weaning, which is simply skipping purées and mashed foods and having your baby feed himself table foods from a young age (we started at about 5 months, although the norm is more like 6 months). It’s been a success from the start for us, and with Rowan eating our meals it forces me to think about things such as salt content more – it’s something that has dropped very quickly without really realising it… so BLW has been healthier for us all! It’s not to say that our food is without taste, to the contrary as we use a lot of herbs now to make our dishes yummy. 🙂

I have been looking for additional lunch ideas lately (how often can you serve up fruit and some toast?!) and came across a bunch of recipes on this website that I want to try. Yesterday’s efforts were a Cheesy Lentil Slice, which turned out so delicious that hubby and I ate it for lunch too! Since the ingredients are all in imperial on the website, here are the metric conversions:

1 cup of red lentils
360ml of water
1 large onion
25g butter
100g grated cheese (or 1/2 cup)
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
Extras: 1tsp minced garlic, fresh thyme, salt and pepper.

Method:

Cook the lentils in the water until soft, and all the liquid is absorbed
Chop the onion finely and fry in the butter until soft.
Combine all the ingredients and press into a greased tin (I used a small rectangular sliced tin)
Bake at 180C  for around 30 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly then cut into slices.

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4 06 2013
schmitty21

Thanks for this! I found your link from the comments of the original site, and am grateful for the conversions you have done as I am in the US. Loving Baby Led Weaning so far – looking forward to making these for my 7 mo. old (and maybe my 2.5 year old, too).

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