Homemade Strawberry Fromage Frais
There is an absolutely gorgeous fruit picking farm near us called Hendrewennol. Every year we head down there to pick strawberries and raspberries and other fruit and it has become a bit of a family tradition. This half term we headed over there to pick the first of the year's strawberries and it was Baby S's first time joining us! He came last year of course but he was too small to pick strawberries, but this year he got stuck right in! It is so special keeping a tradition going and watch the littlest take part in an activity we have seen his two bigger sisters do over the years.
With your third baby it is bittersweet ticking off those 'first' milestones. There is the feeling that you won't do any of this again. You'll never teach a baby to walk again or to say Mummy. Of course you have all the usual milestones and firsts - crawling, walking, talking, but there are so many more. It makes me feel particularly emotional to take Baby S to do things that we have taken his sisters to do before him. It is like watching time fall through your fingers like sand. It feels like only yesterday we first went to pick strawberries with Bean, and I can remember leaving JB in her pram at the end of the strawberry field while I picked strawberries with her big sister, and the next year taking her on her reigns to pick strawberries herself. So once again I found myself repeating this tradition, but for the first time with Baby S.
The children usually go mad with their picking and we come home with far too many strawberries to eat so we usually make something from them, be it jam or ice cream or strawberry yoghurt. This year we made homemade strawberry fromage frais.
All three of my children have absolutely loved fromage frais. From 6 months it was one of their weaning foods and they still enjoy one fromage frais a day at least! I have always been concerned that my children don't eat too much sugar so I have always made fromage frais for them using natural fromage frais and fruit puree.
Simply wash and chop the heads off your strawberries. Pop them in a microwaveable bowl and add a little water. Heat for a minute or so until the fruit is soft.
Blend or mash the fruit depending on how much texture you want your fromage frais to have. We like ours smooth so I blitzed it in our Nutribullet. Leave to cool for a few minutes and then stir into your fromage frais.
No extra sugar is required as the fromage frais mixed with the sweet strawberries gives it a delicious delicate strawberry flavour. Perfect for your baby's first taste of strawberry.
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We have those heart ramakin dishes, they are so cute. My little ones love strawberry picking down on the farm with their Grandparents x
Mm sounds fun & delicious!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
We went strawberry picking last year and I loved it. I can't wait to go with my own kids one day.
Jacqui (Mummy's Little Monkey)
My girls love yoghurt, but I don't let them have it that often because of the high sugar content, so My First Petit Filou sounds perfect. I've never thought of adding fresh fruit before - great idea!
Harriet from Toby & Roo
I used to love strawberry picking as a child, I'll be taking my kids this year for sure 🙂
I didn't realise it was strawberry-picking season already. That's something else to put on the todo list!
I think it is a little early still so plenty of time yet!
Such a fun activity to do! If that was me though there would be strawberries to take home as I would have eaten them all
Such a fabulous thing to do with the kids. I love strawberry picking, and then making something afterward with them.
Life as Mum
Hmmm I would love that right now. Perfect for this weather. I really need to go out somewhere strawberry picking with the girls
Lovely firsts. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part
Strawberry picking must be so much fun! I've never been! x
Ana De- Jesus
I love going strawberry picking it reminds me of my childhood wandering through woods and fields.
Oh that is so fun! I used to love doing this with my kids. That strawberry treat looks great!
Fashion and Style Police
My kids love Petit Filious so much. Lovely post.
I love strawberry picking and always eat more than I should ha x
i love strawberry season! i haven't been strawberry picking since i was 8! i need to start doing it again
Lovely photos. I used to love Strawberry and Blackberry picking when I was younger. I need to do it again.
I have never been for proper strawberry picking before and would love to one day. Those strawberries look really delicious
I need to take my girls strawberry picking. Hope they don't scream each time we find a bug though lol.
I haven't been strawberry picking in YEARS and YEARS and I really want to go now! I love this idea of blending up some strawbs into yoghurt xxx
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
I love going to PYO farms and picking my own strawberries. I haven't done it yet this summer so will have to make a date in the diary.