Baby's steamed egg yolk

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Suitable from 6 months

It's easy to steam an egg yolk; it sets softly, and mixes well with cooked, puréed or mashed vegetables, or puréed fruit for a nutritious meal.

  • No added soya
  • No added milk
  • Vegetarian


  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 2
    tablespoons water


Put egg yolk into a cup or small ramekin (½ cup capacity). Use a tiny whisk or a fork to mix yolk and water until smooth.

Cover cup with foil. Place in a steamer insert and set over simmering water. Cover pot. Steam for 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove from heat to cool before serving.
If any cooked egg yolk is left over, cover and promptly refrigerate it. Use within 2 days.

Variation: Blended egg yolk and greens

After steaming an egg yolk blend a little with vegetable purée.

• 1 tablespoon baby's steamed egg yolk (see above)
• 1 tablespoon cooked chopped courgette/zucchini
• 1 tablespoon cooked chopped broccoli

Use a stick blender or mini processor to blend cooked egg yolk and vegetables to a smooth purée.

When baby has progressed to slightly more lumpy textures, just whisk or stir cooked yolk into the cooked, mashed vegetables.