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Sieving purees?

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frans Wed 24-Sep-08 08:31:52

Did anyone sieve purees when they first started weaning? The Fresh Daisy Cookbook recommends that most purees are sieved or put through a mouli (I don't currently have either) whereas my other book doesn't mention sieving. Most veg seems OK without sieving but I've cooked peas, which still have the odd bit of skin after blending, and runner beans, which I removed the sides from, but which are still fibrous. Any advice gratefully received thanks!

IHeartIona Wed 24-Sep-08 08:46:42

Hi frans - I've sieved pea puree as well as prune puree and plum puree to get rid of the skins. I don't have a mouli either - don't think they are needed when a sieve and the back of a spoon works just as well!
My dd is just over 6 mo.
I bought a really cheap nylon sieve from the supermarket (about 80p).

ghosty Wed 24-Sep-08 08:47:48

No, I never sieved anything after pureeing it - Annabel Carmel Overkill IMO.

TrinityRhino Wed 24-Sep-08 08:49:33

how old is your little one?

If six months, as should be, then no sieving rquired

no purees required but great fun for little one is spa bol, chilli, rissoto, just leave them to it with a spoon smile

liath Wed 24-Sep-08 08:49:43

God, no! I never sieved anything, life's far too short for that sort of faff. Babies' digestive systems are quite capeable of dealing with some bits of pea skin.

isaidno Wed 24-Sep-08 08:49:52

Sometimes I pushed stuff through a sieve instead of pureeing so as not to dirty the blender, but never sieved after blending.

MarlaSinger Wed 24-Sep-08 08:49:55

How old is your baby? I can't imagine sieving anything for a baby over 6 months.

TheGabster Wed 24-Sep-08 19:39:58

Potatoe is "supposed" to be sieved/shoved through a moule because its a bugger if you blend it - becomes glue/wallpaper paste. Peas, you are "supposed" to do it because of the skins.

But like they say, life's too short for all that pants. I mash potatoes and anything else - well it all comes out the same, what's the difference? grin

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