Mmmm…mmm! Scrambled snake! One of the Gruffalos favourite dinners! Not to mention a slithery, slippery sensory sensation! So to round off our Gruffalo unit, we enjoyed a picnic in the garden with my own recipe!
For this recipe, I used my broccoli cheese soup as a base, and added cooked spaghetti. This recipe makes enough soup for 4 (and pasta to add to 1 portion.)
- 1 Medium onion
- 200g potatoes
- 3 tbsp cornstarch/flour
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 large broccoli
- 1 pint of stock
- 1/2 pint milk
- 2tsp caster sugar
- 200g chedder cheese (grated)
- Small fistful of dry spaghetti
- Seasoning, if desired
Start by chopping the onions to a fine dice.
Peel and chop the potatoes fairly finely.
Pour the oil into a large saucepan or stock pan and lightly fry the potatoes and onions together.
Separate the, err, trees? (we’ll go with that, you know you call them that too. Don’t tell porkies!) of broccoli from the stem, and chop the stem finely. Add these to the onions and oil. Sprinkle over the cornstarch or flour, and mix it well so they are all coated.
Stirry stirry stirry!
When the potatoes start to colour and the onions brown slightly, add in the trees and pour in the hot stock. Pop the lid on and leave it to simmer in a fairly excitable fashion for 20 minutes.
Bring a second pan of water to the boil, and get the spaghetti cooking.
Bring the heat down to a much lighter simmer and add in the milk. Add a little seasoning if you desire, and the sugar. Stir in well and allow it to simmer very delicately for a few minutes, then stir the cheese in until well melted, then turn the heat off.
Pour into your blender and give it a whizz! (I have to do this in two lots due to the capacity of my machine.) I like this soup smooth and thick, and this recipe yields just that perfectly.
This should produce 4 portions, you can leave the rest to cool then freeze for another day once you portion off enough for your little ones sensory play and meal. Allow this remaining portion to cool a little so it is ideal for your little one to touch and consume.
Once the spaghetti is drained, add this to the soup and give it a good stir, and be ready to serve it to your little one to play and eat!
I give you, Scrambled Snake!
We chose to serve ours outside beside our teepee as we caught some surprise sunshine, right at the end of October.
Hmm, yummy! Beware all you cheeky Gruffalo fearing snakeys!
Cheeky dogs may impose upon this squishy sensory experience! Just for looking at, cheeky pooch!
Gloppy, sloppy and satisfying to eat, to wave around on a fork, or indeed to run your fingers through. It smells fabulous and has such a glisteny, slightly lumpy green appearance, my imaginations inner mouse is cackling wildly!