It has been a while since I started this mini series documenting our journey up the milk ladder. Lils was born with a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy but she has reached the stage where she is able to tolerate small amounts. We are sharing our journey in the hopes that it will help you too.
We left off having completed the first stage (hurrah!) of the ladder, which is being able to eat a malted biscuit. She is now able to tolerate those absolutely fine and as a result we were able to move onto the next stage- digestive biscuits. We had a bit of a faff over the malted biscuits, having to make my own to avoid soya, so it was quite nice to be able to buy regular biscuits for a change!
How has she been getting on?
We started off with a pea sized piece of digestive and each day doubled the amount. She didn’t have a single issue with them which I was so relieved about. I am always paranoid that we are going to have a night from hell but touch wood she has been fine.
The next stage on the ladder is muffins. Here is the recipe for 8 muffins:
40g cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
100g soft brown sugar
40ml oil (any)
70ml apple puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all of the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix all of the wet ingredients in another and then combine. Place in muffin cases and bake for 20 mins at 180ºC. The mixture is quite runny but they do rise nicely.
She had no reaction to the cakes, even eating a whole one near the end of the day (I always try to give new things in the morning to give her a chance to react before bedtime). I cannot believe she had actual milk, I felt so nervous adding it into the mixture!
We are now at the scotch pancake stage- a bit random but obviously a necessary rung of the ladder! Today she had half a pancake, probably the size of her hand, and she has gone down like a light. Fingers crossed she will sleep fine as she has done throughout this process!
We bought shop ones but here is the recipe to make 18 pancakes:
120g self-raising flour
pinch of salt
30g caster sugar
Sift the flour and add the salt. Crack the egg into the milk and whisk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Heat the pan and test it is hot enough by placing a small bit of batter to check. When the surface of the batter is covered in bubbles it is time to flip the pancake.
So that is where we have got up to so far, the next stage is Shepherd’s Pie which makes me feel very nervous. I haven’t looked up the recipe yet but I am assuming it is using butter in the mash! We are so used to using Vitalite it is going to be very weird using real butter! Keep your fingers crossed for us!!
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