Monday, August 20, 2012

Baking with a newborn

Or alternately 'Baking with a newborn while breastfeeding'. George will be one month old tomorrow (!) and I'm slowly getting into something of a routine. Here's a gratuitous baby picture.
I'm on maternity leave and the first couple of weeks were a blur but it's getting easier. Most of my time is still spent feeding him or trying to catch a nap but I've found a few spare minutes to bake and even cook dinner.

The other day I was craving something sweet and while the little napped I thawed a sheet of puff pastry, brushed it with egg wash, and baked it for about 20 minutes. Once it was out of the oven I spread the top with Nutella and then topped that with fresh raspberries. It was not fancy but it took very little time to make and it satisfied my sweet tooth. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can progress to something a little bit more challenging.