29 August 2013

Frothy Babyccino



I recently had the most gorgeous pizza from Pizza Express in Edinburgh. Goats cheese, mozzarella, spinach, red & caramelised onions and garlic oil. It was heavenly, but this post isn't about my pizza, although I urge you to try it if you happen to have a meal there.

What I wanted to talk about was Cooper's meal.

He started with baked dough balls with garlic butter and quite a large side salad with lots of cucumber and tomato. He loves cucumber and dough balls, so he was a happy wee boy.

Then he had a Margherita pizza with sweetcorn. I known not everyone's first or even last choice of pizza toppings, but it was his choice and he really enjoyed it. In fact, he scoffed the lot!

For dessert he picked chocolate fudge cake, also demolished rather quickly.

Then comes the lovely part, each child gets what they call a Bambinoccino. A frothed milk drink in the cutest cappuccino cup topped with a sprinkling of chocolate powder. He was soooooooo happy!

I loved the cup so much, I asked if I could buy one from them, but they kindly gave me one, so I decided to christen it with my own version of a Bambinoccino.

Mine has a pinch of cinnamon and ginger and is topped of with a sprinkling of freshly grated cinnamon and cocoa powder. Three cups later and he was satisfied.

This one is perfect for adults too, especially if you're wanting to avoid caffeine before bed.

Look at Cooper's pinky. I swear, he's trying to be posh!

ps the photo is minus cocoa powder. I started to take photos before I remember to add it and Cooper was waiting so patiently I couldn't bare to make him wait any longer.


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Babyccino
A warm frothy drink, flavoured with a little ginger and cinnamon and topped with cocoa powder and fresh cinnamon. Best served in a cappuccino cup.
Ingredients
  • 50ml milk (or coconut milk)
  • a small pinch of ground ginger
  • a small pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • a grinding of fresh cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
1. Warm the milk in a jug in the microwave or in a small pan.2. Add a small pinch of cinnamon and ginger to the warm milk, along with the sugar and stir in.3. Froth the milk with a whisk or electric hand blender.4. Pour into your cappuccino cup and finish with a sprinkle of fresh cinnamon and cocoa powder.5. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 1, plus a top up


Disclosure: I was not approached by Pizza Express and this is not a sponsored post. They were merely kind enough to offer me a cappuccino cup set, so I decided to share my visit with you.

20 comments:

  1. hehehehe! I actually can't think of anything sensible to write but I am laughing so much at cooper with his bambinoccino! his face is a picture

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  2. He's a good eater!! And I love the little cup!

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    1. He is a pretty good eater. Not all the time, but mostly. He always likes to start the day with a huge bowl of porridge and some toast. No wonder he's getting so tall!

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  3. Ah, the posh finger - love that. Also adorable how it gave him a handlebar moustache, even. What an unbelievably big boy.

    I have such an on/off again relationship with coffee that this sounds perfect to me. I make something like this with just frothed almond milk... perhaps I'll call mine a Bairnccina. Hah.

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    1. I know I love the moustache too! You're still retaining a bit of Scottish Tanita :)

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  4. That's quite a meal for such a little guy. It reminds me of the way my boys ate — my friends could give their kids bits from their plates, and I had to order my boys full meals. The best part of the post is Cooper holding the tiny cup with his pinky up. And the expression on his face!

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    1. He is a good eater generally. We have off days, but at the moment he is eating well. He polished off a very large bowl of porridge with raisins and seeds this morning, then as a treat he had a warmed pain au chocolat and a large glass of milk.

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  5. Sounds like he really enjoyed his meal. The Bambinoccino looks and sounds really good, pity I don't like milk. You're going to have to be really careful with his cup though Jacque......I don't think he'd be very happy boy if anything happened to it.
    Love the pics...........and the pinky...what can I say???? xxxx

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    1. He is quite careful with it and I don't think he'd mind as long as he got another little cappuccino cup. It's his favourite bedtime drink just now.

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  6. Cooper is too cute Jacs! I love that the restaurant did that for you :)

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  7. Oh wow this drink looks super and I can tell Cooper is following mums foot steps in foodie world, he has such great appreciation of food at such a young age.

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    1. Thanks Nayna, he is a work in progress food wise :)

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  8. Cor blimey, he ate all that? Lucky you. I want one of those frothy milk makers for Christmas.

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    1. He eats like a horse sometimes and like a bird at others.

      Oh, I just ordered an ikea one for £1.93 & no postage from Amazon. I was getting out my hand blender to make these.

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  9. cute - he is such a good eater - and milk moustaches are lots of fun

    what are doughballs - are they little pizza dough balls - sound yummy.

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    1. Doughballs are gorgeous Johanna. They are baked balls of the pizza base dough. Sometime they have the garlic butter running through then, but in Pizza Express they give you a little bowl of garlic butter to dip the warm dough balls in.

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  10. Cooper is sooooo cute! Do you think I can still have a cup of babyccino since I'm not a baby anymore? Looks delicious :)

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x