Last month Eloise finally finished teething - thank god! After 18 months of intermittent hell comprising off sleepless nights, grumpy mornings and tired afternoons, her mouth is finally full of pearly whites. Aside from chewing everything in sight, one of the main signs she was teething was her attitude to food. If she became picky then I knew I was in trouble. Luckily toddler food guru Annabel Karmel has come up with some delicious recipes to help our teething tots through this troublesome time.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then add the egg, flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix until you have a dough. Knead on a floured work surface. Divide into two pieces and roll out to 2 x 18 x 4 cm long. Place on a baking sheet lined with non stick paper. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and slice each sausage into 2 cm thick slices. Place on a baking tray and put back into the oven for 20 minutes turning over half way through the cooking time.
How good do they look! I'll be making some despite our teething troubles being over for now. I work for Nelsons and they make the most amazing Teetha teething granules and Teetha teething gel which are a must for the little ones for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething. They can be used from 3 months so great for early teethers (i was lucky as Eloise didn't start until about 6 months) but remember to read the label and consult your doctor is you are worried about your babies symptoms, esspecially if they have a fever. You can buy them for around £5.00 from pharmacies and supermarkets. Find out more at www.teetha.co.uk
Watch this space for summery recipe from Annabel next week: Raspberry yogurt lollies!