Baby Hints & Tips

Cheese and Bacon Bites

Cheese baconWhip them up and watch the kids (and the adults!) wolf them down!

Stop looking, we’ve found your kid’s new favourite snack – and it exclusive to Baby Hints and Tips from Peta Rhind of The Road to Loving My Thermomix.

Don’t stop reading if you don’t have a thermie, there’s also a food processor method as well. Easy to make, cheese-y, bacon-y and totally yummy. Enjoy!

Peta says… These are a great last minute dinner idea when you just can’t be bothered cooking (we have all been there right?) or you want to avoid the “I don’t like that” with the kiddies (we have CERTAINLY been there!). It is amazing what kiddies will eat once it is in a fun shape.

This recipe uses a cake pop maker but if preferred you can place small “blobs” of mixture on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees until cooked through. Approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size.

Makes 30 approximately
Can be frozen
Total cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups milk
2.5 cups self raising flour, plus extra if required
4 eggs
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
6 rashers of bacon, finely diced
1 zucchini, grated
150g strong flavoured cheese, grated
50g butter, melted
Salt and pepper to taste, season well

Traditional method:

Turn your cake pop maker on.
Place everything into a large bowl and mix until combined. If preferred you can cook off your bacon and spring onions first in a small frying pan over medium heat on the stove until cooked through.
Place a tablespoon worth of batter into a hot cake pop maker. If preferred you can place small “blobs” of mixture on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees until cooked through. Approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size.
Cook until cooked through and a shell has formed.
If you find that your ball isn’t holding its ball shape, simply add some more flour to make a thicker batter. It may be that you had larger eggs or zucchini.
Serve with dipping sauce or relish of choice.

Thermomix method:

Turn your cake pop maker on.
Place everything into a large bowl and mix until combined. If preferred you can cook off your bacon and spring onions first in a small frying pan over medium heat on the stove until cooked through.
Place a tablespoon worth of batter into a hot cake pop maker. If preferred you can place small “blobs” of mixture on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees until cooked through. Approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size.
Cook until cooked through and a shell has formed.

If you find that your ball isn’t holding its ball shape, simply add some more flour to make a thicker batter. It may be that you had larger eggs or zucchini.

Serve with dipping sauce or relish of choice.

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peta leePeta Rhind began the blog ‘The Road to Loving My Thermomix’ in 2013 when she struggled to see her new gadget be as revolutionary to her life as she had dreamed it would be. Two years later she’s a thermie devotee with a cult following – her recipes, printables, downloads and cookbooks are all available on her website. When she’s not cooking up a storm she’s parenting three little guys and enjoying a busy family life. You can check out TRTLMT online and on Facebook.

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