Sweetcorn Space Saucer Fritters Weaning Recipe
Finger food

these baked pancakes look like flying saucers from another planet.

Try making them with Cajun spice to keep little astronauts’ tummies warm on their space missions!

Recipe from our The Big Baking Book

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  • Vegetarian
  • Soya free
  • Nut free


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  • 50 g/1¾ oz frozen sweetcorn
  • 50 g/1¾ oz plain wholemeal flour
  • 25 g/1 oz cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander, plus extra to serve
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun spice (optional)
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 75 ml/3 fl oz whole milk


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  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
  2. Cook the sweetcorn in a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Place the flour, cornmeal, coriander + Cajun spice (if using) in a large bowl. Add the sweetcorn, spring onions, egg yolk + milk + mix to a thick paste.
  4. Whisk the egg white in a thoroughly clean, grease-free bowl until it forms peaks, then gently stir it into the sweetcorn mixture. Place 6 spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, spaced well apart.
  5. Bake the pancakes in the oven for 8 minutes. Using a fish slice, carefully turn the pancakes over + return to the oven for a further 4–5 minutes until cooked through. Serve warm, sprinkled with extra coriander.
Fun for little ones

Fun For Little Ones

Space lunch! Make this a themed lunchtime: grab a colander for your little one to use as a space helmet + make him or her a moon suit out of tin foil!

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Save time by using canned sweetcorn (go for the no added sugar or salt version)

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