Ok, this is not a recipe, but I really hope the video will be helpful to a lot of first time moms 😉
I’ve been frequently asked a lot of questions not about a specific recipe, but about baby food in general: how to store it, which tools to use, what to do with leftovers, ingredient substitutions….so I decided to work on short, simple and easy video tutorials in reply to your questions. Today I will share with you the first one: how to thaw frozen baby food.
Well, there is not only one way. I would love to share with you the three ways that I use, all safe and tested tons of times with my babies. They only differ in the amount of time you will need to take the baby food back to room temperature.
1 ) REFRIGERATOR – 10/12 hours
Place the frozen baby food from the freezer in the refrigerator and let it slowly thaw in 10/12 hours. The best way to do it is moving the frozen container in the refrigerator in the evening, so that the baby food will be ready to use the following morning. The baby food should stay in the refrigerator in a container with a lid.
2 ) IMMERSION IN HOT WATER – 10/20 minutes
Fill a bowl with hot water. Place the baby food in a container with a lid and than in a plastic bag (you do not want the lid to accidentally open..). Let the bag float in the water. The heat of the water will gradually thaw the baby food. Pending the amount of baby food in the bag, it will be defrosted in 10/2o minutes.
3 ) MICROWAVE – 2 minutes max
It happens, your baby is hungry and you forgot to thaw the baby food…that’s when the microwave can help you! Using either a glass or a ceramic container (I prefer not to use plastic ones) place the baby food in the microwave for 20 seconds. Open, stir, place it back for another 20 seconds. Keep doing it up until the baby food will be thawed.
Just few suggestions about the microwave: use a glass or ceramic container and remember to stir very well the baby food before serving it to your baby. That’s how you will avoid hot spots.