Little Baby Sweety: Rice and Apple Teething Rusks

“A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” Milwaukee Journal


A good confectioner will create masterpieces made to order with the taste sensation of the consumer in mind… Unforgettable deserts take determination to perfect, mixed with required patience and – most certainly – the desired endless love of fine ingredients. Regardless of the characteristics of consumer, who is sometimes loud, thankless, needy and forceful, a good ‘Chef de patisserie’ will bake their heart into every slice and each crumble…


A good desert is aesthetic experience, it is art, it is pleasure, it is food, it is fuel….

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” Marion C. Garretty

160 g Rice Flour
Approximately 250 ml of pureed cooked apple
Enough orange juice to make a stiff dough
1-2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Zest of 1 orange


Steam it until it’s tender, then mash finely. Combine the flour with sugar, cinnamon, zest, pureed apple and add enough juice to mix up a stiff dough. Pat it out on a floured board into a thin disc. Slice or cut into desired shaped rusks and line on a floured tray. Bake in a 150 degrees C oven until they are hard (for a shorter baking time, turn them after about 30 minutes). Offer with fresh juice or soft fruit. Store in an airtight container.

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”  Jill Churchill

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