Recipe by Children’s Cookery Writer, Annabel Karmel
Rudolph baked potato (makes 4 baked potatoes)
Here’s a great recipe for turning a baked potato into a delicious mouth-watering treat for Christmas. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
4 medium baking potatoes (approximately 225g each)
A little vegetable oil
½ medium butternut squash (approximately 300g)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
40g fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon milk
40g grated cheddar cheese
Cherry tomatoes, twirly crisps and peas (for decoration)
Preheat the oven to 190C/ Fan 170 / Gas 5.
Prick the potatoes in several places, place on a baking tray and brush all over with the oil. Bake for 1 to 1 ¼ hours or until they feel soft when pressed.
Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place in a baking dish, skin side down. Melt 20g of the butter and brush it over the squash, then bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until tender.
When cool enough to handle, cut the tops off the baked potatoes and scoop out the flesh.
Scoop the flesh of the cooked butternut squash off the skin and mash together with the baked potato flesh, mustard, parmesan, milk and remaining butter.
Season with a little salt and pepper. Put the mixture back into the potato shells and top with the grated cheddar.
Preheat the grill on the hottest setting. Place the potatoes on a baking tray or suitable dish and grill for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden.
Add twirly crisps for antlers, peas for eyes and cherry tomatoes for the nose.
Rudolph Baked Potato from Annabel’s app, Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler (available on iTunes and Google Play for £3.99).